Zaira Wasim slammed by netizens for ‘publicity stunt’

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Mumbai, Sep 9 (IANS) A new poster and a group photo of the upcoming Priyanka Chopra-starrer, “The Sky Is Pink”, is being attacked by netizens because it features actress Zaira Wasim. The young Kashmiri actress has drawn ire of movie buffs for announcing a while back that she was quitting films owing to her religious beliefs.

Priyanka had tweeted a photo of the cast, including Zaira, at a beach, in the wake of promoting the film ahead of its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on September 13.

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However, social media is not very amused. They feel it’s all a publicty stunt on Zaira’s part, to first announce her retirement from films citing religion, and then coming up to promote a new film.

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.”

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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.”

One went on to call her “nautanki” and wrote: “#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.”

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Some feel that the temptation is “just too strong for this kid. Bollywood is something that she could not resist”.

Another called her a “hypocrite” for sporting beach wear and wrote: “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. “I thought #ZairaWasim left Bollywood because her faith was getting affected. Was that just a PR stunt?”



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