Hindu actresses should quit film following Zaira: Swami Chakrapani

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1st July, 2019 06:56:44 printer

Hindu actresses should quit film following Zaira: Swami Chakrapani

A day after Indian National-Award winning actress Zaira Wasim quit Bollywood, Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Mahasabha president Swami Chakrapani said that Hindu actresses should take inspiration from the 18-year-old.

Zaira Wasim of Dangal fame on Sunday announced her decision to exit the film industry as it interfered with her faith and religion. Now, Swami Chakrapani has come out in support of her asking Hindu actresses to follow suit.

He tweeted, "Actress Zaira's (Wasim) decision to withdraw from films is praiseworthy. Hindu actresses should also take inspiration from Zaira."

Zaira in a detailed Facebook post said that she is disassociating herself from the field of acting as it was interfering with her religious beliefs.

"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. However, that's never something that I set out to do or become, especially with regards to my ideas of success and failure, which I had just started to explore and understand," Zaira wrote.

"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 realise that though I may fit here perfectly, I do not belong here," added the actress.

Zaira added that her relationship with her religion was threatened because of her profession.

Recently, her manager Tuhin Mishra clarified that Zaira's post was written by her and her account was not hacked contrary to what some might say.

He said, "We have never said that her account was hacked. We just said that we would definitely like to know what has happened. And the post was done by her."

Zaira Wasim will be next seen in Shonali Bose's The Sky Is Pink.