Zaira Wasim's 'The Sky Is Pink' team and 'Dangal' director Nitesh Tiwari react to her retirement news

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: Jul 01, 2019, 12:30 PM(IST)

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Director Nitesh Tiwari, who along with Aamir Khan has launched Zaira in Dangal in 2016, expressed shock over the news but also extended his support.

As Zaira Wasim announced her retirement from Bollywood on Sunday, many in the industry and her fans expressed shock over the news. On Sunday, Zaira, who made her debut in 'Dangal', announced her decision to quit Bollywood as it was interfering with her faith and religion. 

Director Nitesh Tiwari, who along with Aamir Khan has launched Zaira in Dangal in 2016, expressed shock over the news but also extended his support.

While speaking to a daily, Tiwari said, "I read about it in this afternoon, and it came as a shock to me. This was unexpected, but at the end of the day, it is her life and she has the right to lead it the way she (deems fit).” 

Speaking about her impressive audition tape for Dangal, he continued, “She was chosen for reasons best known to all of us. There’s a sense of loss because Zaira is an extremely talented actress.”

The director admitted that he had lost touch with Zaira post the release of 'Dangal'. "Zaira and I lost touch post-'Dangal'. We briefly met during award shows. Her reasons are best known to her. She must have thought about it and taken the step. None of us has the right to pass judgment on what she has decided," Tiwari added. 

Zaira's upcoming film 'The Sky Is Pink'is scheduled to release later this year. The team released an official statement in support of Zaira's decision. "Zaira is an exceptional artiste and we are lucky to have had her play Aisha Chaudhury in our film, 'The Sky Is Pink'. She has been a complete professional all through the shoot of the film, which concluded earlier this month. This is a purely personal decision, which she has taken after much thought and we will be supportive of her in every way - now and always."

Zaira reportedly plays Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar's daughter in the film that has been directed by Shonali Bose. 

Former CM of Jammu&Kashmir, Omar Abdullah too extended his support to Zaira and wished her luck."Who are any of us to question @ZairaWasimmm’s choices? It’s her life to do with as she pleases. All I will do is wish her well & hope that what ever she does makes her happy.(sic)" 

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