Zaira Wasim had taken the whole film industry and fans by shock when she suddenly announced her disassociation from films saying she was not happy with the line of work citing that it interfered with her faith and religion. She had made her decision public and shared a long detailed note on her social media. While some head honcho’s from the industry respected her decision and showed support, some others criticized her for letting go of the golden chance.
Even before making this distressing statement, Zaira had given her nod for Shonali Bose’s The Sky is Pink, starring Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar in the lead roles. The trailer of the film released today and has been garnering love and appreciation from all quarters. In addition to the trailer, Priyanka had also posted a few pictures of the cast, but it looks like the pictures did not go down well with several netizens who have slammed the Dangal actress left, right and center.
In one of the pictures, PeeCee shared, Zaira can be seen at a beach along with her other co-stars. The film’s star cast will be promoting the film ahead of its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on September 13.
However, netizens call it all a publicity stunt on Zaira's part and do not appreciate her promoting the film after calling quits from the acting industry citing religion.
Zaira was brutally trolled and many mean comments were thrown at her. One Twitter user wrote, "Here #ZairaWasim is on tour promoting her next film. Last I heard she left Bollywood because her faith doesn't allow.”, another user demanded a boycott on The Sky Is Pink, "Let's respect the wishes of #ZairaWasim who regrets her professional choices and don't want to do that anymore, to be honest to her faith. Let's not watch #TheSkyIsPink and show solidarity with her choices in life."
Some called her a nautanki and even termed as a hypocrite."#zairawasim religion lover. She's already left Bollywood we know that but she is still in this upcoming movie's poster. Gajab ki drame baaz hai yaar."
"Publicity stunt karne k liye Islam k naam kharab karne ki zarurat thi. Abhi aadhe nange kapdo me ghum rahi ho. #ZairaWasim #Hypocrite".
Another wondered if it was all a PR stunt and wrote, "I thought #ZairaWasim left Bollywood because her faith was getting affected. Was that just a PR stunt?"
The Sky is Pink is a biographical film, based on a love story of a couple, who lose their daughter to pulmonary fibrosis, a serious immune disease. The film is slated to release on 11 October 2019.