It is not quite unusual for celebrities to quit their path to fame midway. While some people quit acting because they want to start a family or focus on their own selves, Dangal girl Zaira Wasim has an unusual reason behind this not so quite unusual career step.
Zaira Wasim has quit films and acting as she feels that her relationship with her religion is threatened due to regular featuring on media house covers and getting crores for it. Ironically enough, after her retirement announcement, she was quick to become the talk of the town, thus threatening her relationship with her religion all the more. Back in the ’90s, country’s heartthrob Mamata Kulkarni had also adopted the peaceful ways of Islam and quit acting to marry her gangster boyfriend. She was never to been seen again. Maybe because of a Burkha and not because of her gangster husband.
As per Islam, acting or featuring in films is prohibited and amounts to ‘Haraam’. In order to safeguard her regressive religious views (because there’s always one person doing that), Zaira Wasim decided to take a retirement from her acting career. Not only this, she has come out to encourage Malala Yousafzai, the notorious Nobel Price laureate to quit her acting career too and follow the path of Allah.
Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel laureate, with a half-paralysed face and no super-cool technology driven wheelchair like Stephen Hawking, managed to beat the latter and grab a Nobel Prize only for sheer acting. Given how Shahrukh and Salman Khan movies receive overwhelming openings in Pakistan, we’re not that surprised about her grabbing a Nobel Prize in acting.
“She had delivered an actin sequence. How many times can an actor say that “I’ll take a bullet for this scene?” She literally took one!” said a member of the Nobel Prize Committee.
Currently, it is not clear whether Malala has accepted Zaira Wasim’s offer or not, however, chances are there that Malala may continue her ‘act’ until she is rewarded the Inter-Galactic Peace Prize by some unwitting alien, too naive to see beyond method acting. More on this awaited.