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Zaira Wasim: Muslim actress quits Bollywood to ‘follow faith’

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Muslim Bollywood actress Zaira Wasim, 18, has announced she will quit acting, saying that the profession “threatened” her relationship with her religion.

“This journey has been exhausting, to battle my soul for so long,” she wrote in a lengthy Facebook post on Sunday.

Indians on social media were quick to react to the news, with many criticising her reasons for quitting.

Ms Wasim rose to fame in 2016, when she starred in Dangal, one of Bollywood’s highest grossing films.

The actress who is from Indian-administered Kashmir – detailed her struggles in the industry and the impact it has had on her relationship with religion in a Facebook post.

The post has since gone viral, attracting thousands of comments and likes.

SourceBBC NEWS

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