SRINAGAR: National Award-winning actor Zaira Wasim announced her disassociation from the field of acting.
In a detailed post on the Facebook page, the 18-year-old, Kashmiri-born actor said she was not happy with the line of work as it interfered with her faith and religion.
"Though I may fit here perfectly, I do not belong here", ‘Dangal’ fame star said.
Hours after her announcement, Political leaders in Jammu and Kashmir supported her decision 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 and hope that whatever she does makes her happy", Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah tweeted.
Former bureaucrat-turned-politician Shah Faesal said he respected Wasim's decision and wished her luck.
"I always respected ZairaWasimmm's decision to be an actor. Perhaps no other Kashmiri has achieved such an iconic status, such success and fame, at such a young age. And today, as she quit the industry, I have no choice but to respect her decision. Wish her luck," Faesal said in a tweet.
With inputs from PTI