Zaira Wasim brewed up controversy after she quoted a verse from the Quran in one of her tweets while discussing locust attacks. The former actress, on receiving flak on social media, deactivated her Instagram and Twitter account. However, post a day of digital detox, Zaira returned to social media. Soon after, she addressed the query of a Twitter user who asked her the reason for deactivating the account. Zaira, in response, told that like any other human, she is allowed to take a break.
“Because I’m just a human, like everyone else, who’s allowed to take a break from everything whenever the noise inside my head or around me reaches it’s peak," wrote Zaira while answering the Twitter user's query.
Because I’m just a human, like everyone else, who’s allowed to take a break from everything whenever the noise inside my head or around me reaches it’s peak :) pic.twitter.com/BMar06jIXl
— Zaira Wasim (@ZairaWasimmm) May 30, 2020
Zaira, in one of her tweets on locust attacks, stated a verse from the Holy Quran that read, "So We sent upon them the flood and locusts and lice and frogs and blood: Signs openly self explained: but they were steeped in arrogance- a people given to sin” -Qur’an 7:133". In yet another tweet, the Dangal actress mentioned, "Narrate unto them the stories (of the men of old), perhaps that they may reflect” -Qur’an 7:176"
In 2019, Zaira found herself in the middle of debate after she announced her disassociation from films and acting. The former actress stated that her profession is interfering with her religion. Keeping her word, Zaira didn't participate in the promotions of her last Bollywood film-The Sky Is Pink.