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Dangal and Secret Superstar actor Zaira Wasim has announced her ‘disassociation’ from Bollywood. 


The National-Award winning actor made a detailed post on social media, saying she wasn’t truly happy with her line of work. 

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In a detailed post, she stated that even though ‘she fit perfectly’ in Bollywood, she ‘did not really belong’ there.   

Her post started with her talking about how Bollywood had opened doors for her and gave her immense popularity.  

Five years ago I made a decision that changed my life forever. As I stepped my foot in Bollywood, it opened doors of massive popularity for me. I started to become the prime candidate of public attention, I was projected as the gospel of the idea of success and was often identified as a role model for the youth. 

Going ahead she mentioned that even though she got all the popularity, it never really made her happy.       

For a very long time now it has felt like I have struggled to become someone else. As I had just started to explore and make sense of the things to which I dedicated my time, efforts and emotions and tried to grab hold of a new lifestyle, it was only for me to realize that though I may fit here perfectly, I do not belong here. 

She added that her being in this industry made her ignorant towards her faith (imaan) and religion. She also said that the industry made her ignorant towards her relationship with Allah.    

I was constantly battling with my soul to reconcile my thoughts and instincts to fix a static picture of my ‘imaan’ and I failed miserably, not just once but a hundred times… “I kept procrastinating by tricking and deluding my conscience into the idea that I know what I am doing doesn’t feel right but assumed that I will put an end to this whenever the time feels right and I continued to put myself in a vulnerable position where it was always so easy to succumb to the environment that damaged my peace, ‘imaan’ and my relationship with Allah (God). 

She mentioned that she started relying on Allah’s mercy a lot and stopped believing her self and her beliefs.   

I discovered my lack of knowledge of the basic fundamentals of my religion and how my inability to reinforce a change earlier was a result of confusing my heart’s contentment and well being with strengthening and satisfying my own [shallow and worldly] desires. 

She went ahead by talking about how success is measured in her life and how it’s something that is not just shallow.      

The source code that governed and impacted my perceptions evolved into a different dimension. Success isn’t correlated with our biased, delusional and conventional shallow measures of life. Success is the accomplishment of the purpose of our creation. We have forgotten the purpose we were created for as we ignorantly continue to pass through our lives; deceiving our conscience. 

She concluded her post by telling her social media followers that this is just a new start for her and a new beginning.

This is just my first step as I have arrived at the clarity of realisation of the path I wish to be on and strive for and during this time I may have consciously or unconsciously planted a seed of temptation in the hearts of many, but my sincere advice to everyone is that no amount of success, fame, authority or wealth is worth trading or losing your peace or the light of your ‘imaan’ for. 

The actress will be seen now in Sky is Pink starring alongside Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Farhan Akhtar.