Zaira Wasim’s Retirement From Acting Is ‘Moronic’, Says Taslima Nasrin


New Delhi: Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasrin has called actor Zaira Wasim’s recent decision to quit acting ‘moronic’. Zaira on Sunday announced on Instagram that her profession has come in the way of her relationship to her religion, which is why she has taken the step.

Taslima, reacting to the news, wrote on Twitter, “Oh My Goosebumps! Bollywood’s talented actress Zaria Wasim now wants to quit acting because she thinks her acting career almost destroyed her faith in Allah. What a moronic decision! So many talents in Muslim community are forced to go under the darkness of the burqa.”

Despite delivering acclaimed performances in her films, Zaira throughout her short career had faced criticism in her personal life, by citizens of her home state, and for her meeting with former J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. The 18-year-old Zaira has appeared in the blockbuster hits Dangal and Secret Superstar.