My social media accounts not hacked: Zaira Wasim

11:00 AM | 2 Jul, 2019
My social media accounts not hacked: Zaira Wasim
MUMBAI - Bollywood actress Zaira Wasim on Monday (yesterday) refuted rumours that her social media accounts were hacked when she announced her decision to quit the world of showbiz.

“This to clarify that none of my social media accounts were or is hacked and are being handled by me personally. Kindly refrain from believing or sharing claims that state otherwise! Thanks,” Zaira posted on Twitter.

The post came a day after the Dangal and Secret Superstar starlet said she had decided to say goodbye to her film career as she felt her relationship with her religion was threatened.

Her announcement was received with mixed reactions by the industry.

Veteran actor Anupam Kher, who was in Delhi on Monday for a film promotion event, said he felt “sad” when he read Zaira’s post.

“I think it’s a tragedy that a 16-17-year-old girl has to take a decision like that. I do respect her sentiments and I respect that it is her individual choice. But as a person, I feel sad that a 16-17-year-old girl has to take a decision like this in her flourishing career.

“On one side, we are talking about women empowerment… Personally, I feel she shouldn’t have done this, but she is an independent girl and our country gives everyone a fundamental right to choose what they want to choose. But the fact that she has gone all out to say that I am doing this for religion, there’s a certain amount of tilt which has gone into it. But she is most welcome to take her decision. I felt sad when I read it. I felt she had to take that decision, and it was not her decision.”

On the professional front, Zaira Wasim will next be seen in The Sky is Pink, which also stars Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Farhan Akhtar. The film completed its shooting in March.

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