Zaira Wasim, quit Bollywood in 2019, posted a lengthy note on social media addressing trolls. The actress slammed negative comments and asked asking trolls for empathy in an Instagram post, “not everyone’s born with a thick skin, not everyone can withstand the harsh criticism.”

Addressing the subject of power of words, Zaira wrote, “We remain so unaware of the power of our words, an utter them without giving them an ounce of thought, little it is that we realise that our actions, words and stupid jokes impact people and influence their beliefs about their own esteem and integrity. Imagine somebody out there genuinely believes he’s a loser just because of you, because of a joke, a meme, a comment you made just to look cool or funny in-front of your followers, but not everyone’s born with a thick skin, not everyone can withstand the harsh criticism. Some are more vulnerable that others and become easily overwhelmed and disappointed in themselves, your words could be a reason for someone’s heart to shatter, for someone to cry all night long. It can damage and traumatise someone beyond where language can reach and could scar someone for the rest of their lives. We refuse to even countenance the idea that some just have to struggle much more to reach minimum expectations.”

Asking people to favour privacy, Zaira added, “We all err, we’re all trying to figure out life but instead of pouncing on someone’s flawed understanding for a mere giggle, try to make them aware about their flawed understanding not by mocking them but with empathy, favour privacy and advice them, a little introspection into someone’s behaviour can reveal how they’re just staggering along to decide things on a basis of no knowledge.” Zaira’s last Bollywood film was ‘The Sky is Pink’ alongside Priyanka Chopra, post this film she decided to quit the world of cinema.


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By vinayak