New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: Actor Anupam Kher on Monday reacted to Zaira Wasim’s decision to quit acting and said that maybe she was forced to take that decision. 

"Maybe it is not her decision maybe she was forced to take that decision," said veteran actor Anupam Kher.

"My first reaction was. If she has taken this decision in the name of religion then maybe this is not her decision. Maybe she is forced to take that decision, that was my first thought. But it is her life, if she wants to take that decision, I respect her decision. I think we should leave her alone," he told ANI.

Anupam Kher said that he was saddened when he got to know that Zaira had decided to “crush her dreams.”

"I was saddened because a young girl crushed her dreams of becoming (an actor). God gave her such an amazing platform. Amir Khan gave such an amazing actor. I looked at it from an actor's point of view. I run a (acting) school, so many people come with a dream of becoming something and she actually got a platform," he said.

Zaria had earlier announced that she has decided to quit her acting career as it was damaging her relationship with her ‘religion.’

She shared a detailed post on her social media pages and said that her work damaged her "peace, imaan and relationship with Allah."

Shortly after the post went public, it divided the Twitterverse. While some supported her decision of quitting, others questioned it.

The matter also spiraled into a political debate with leaders divided over the actor's statement. 

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma