'Purely my choice': Zaira Wasim speaks for woman eating in a niqab

Mumbai, May 29 (IANS): Former actress Zaira Wasim, who was seen in films like 'Dangal' and 'The Sky Is Pink' before quitting in 2019, has shared a post on how it is entirely her choice to eat without removing her niqab.

Zaira took to her Twitter to react to a user's post who had shared a picture of a woman eating food with one hand while holding her niqab with her other.

The picture was shared by the user with the caption: "Is this a choice of a human being?"

Reacting to the tweet, Zaira replied, "Just attended a wedding. Ate exactly like this. Purely my choice. Even when everyone around me kept nagging me that I take the niqab off. I didn't. We don't do it for you. Deal with it."

Zaira gained recognition with her performance in the Aamir Khan-starrer 'Dangal'. She was later seen in 'Secret Superstar'.

The Kashmiri-born National Award-winning actor Zaira Wasim announced her "disassociation" from the field of acting, saying she was not happy with the line of work as it interfered with her faith.



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  • William Rodrigues, Milagres, Mangalore

    Mon, May 29 2023

    Why it is so important this incident to be news?. It's upto individual to eat however one is comfortable. Tradition and practice are all branches of man made customs. Is faith entangled with fear ? No one can debate on one's faith. ...But it is important to have peaceful life.

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  • AJ, Mangalore

    Mon, May 29 2023

    This is the irnoy of today's world...People have no problem when actress and others roam around wearing skimpy clothes where everything is visible., but if someone wants to cover themselves by their choice, then people have issues...

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