Zaira Wasim’s decision to quit acting has come as a surprise for her fans as well as the entire film fraternity. Now, if latest reports are to be believed, the Dangal fame actress will not be a part of the promotions of her forthcoming film, The Sky Is Pink. A close source of Mid-Day said, "With the film eyeing an October 11 release, the makers were planning to kick off the promotions by August-end. It was evident from Zaira's Facebook post on Sunday that she has decided to sever her ties from films. In keeping with her decision, she has requested the makers to excuse her from the promotional activities."
"While she was a thorough professional throughout the shoot, she is now firm in her resolve to not be associated with movies in any capacity. The team, including director Shonali Bose, have been informed of her decision," the source further added.
In the film, Priyanka and Farhan will play Zaira’s parents. The Sky Is Pink is based on the real life story of a young girl, Aisha Chaudhary who was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis. She wrote a book on her life and died at 19 years old.
The 18-year-old decided to bid adieu to Bollywood because she was not happy with the line of work as it interfered with her faith and religion. In a long post shared on her social media accounts, Zaira wrote, "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 went on to confess that she was not happy with the lien of work.