The 18-year-old shared reasons for her decision on social media.
Zaira Wasim, the National Award-winning actor who became famous overnight after her superb debut in Aamir Khan's Bollywood blockbuster 'Dangal', on Sunday said she has decided to say goodbye to her film career.
In a detailed post on her Facebook page, which she later shared across all social media platforms, the 18-year-old star cited the reasons for her decision to quit her promising career in Bollywood.
"Five years ago I made a decision that changed my life forever. As I stepped my foot in Bollywood, it opened doors of massive popularity for me. I started to become the prime candidate of public attention, I was projected as the gospel of the idea of success and was often identified as a role model for the youth.
"However, that's never something that I set out to do or become, especially with regards to my ideas of success and failure, which I had just started to explore and understand," Wasim said in the lengthy post.
The 18-year-old actor said as she completed five years in the profession, she wanted to "confess that I am not truly happy with this identity i.e my line of work".
Talking about her life as an actor, she said she continued to observe things and twist her perceptions as she wanted them to be, without really understanding that the key was to see them as they were.
The actor, who made her big Bollywood debut in 2016, said the journey has been "exhausting, to battle my soul for so long" and life was too short yet too long to be at war with oneself.
Wasim will next be seen in "The Sky is Pink", which also stars Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Farhan Akhtar. The film completed shooting in March.