Zaira Wasim: News

Zaira Wasim is a 19-year-old former Bollywood actress, who had shot to fame instantly with her debut film, Dangal (2016), which emerged as the highest-grossing Indian film. The biographical sports film had her in the role of wrestler Geeta Phogat, with Aamir Khan playing her father, Mahavir Singh Phogat. Her next film was a year later, titled as Secret Superstar, while her last film was The Sky Is Pink in 2019. After this, she retired from acting, creating a huge controversy. Recently, she again landed in a soup, when she posted a tweet, purportedly justifying the ongoing locust attack. After massive backlash, she deleted her social media profiles, only to reactivate those, maintaining that her tweet was “taken out of context.”


29 May 2023


Zaira Wasim defends a woman eating with her niqab on

Zaira Wasim was one of the most promising child actors who donned some great roles on celluloid. However, the actor chose to quit the film industry citing religious reasons. Ever since then, she has been active on Twitter.

20 Feb 2022

Hijab row

Former actor Zaira Wasim reacts to Karnataka hijab row

National Film Award-winning former actor Zaira Wasim might have been away from the silver screen for a while but the 21-year-old rarely shies away from stating her opinions on controversial issues.

09 Oct 2020


Sana Khan quits showbiz, cites religious reasons

Popular television and film actor, Sana Khan, 33, on Thursday announced that she has decided to quit the show business.

02 Jun 2020


Not an actress anymore: Zaira Wasim speaks on locust controversy

A day after deleting and then reactivating her social media accounts, Zaira Wasim has finally broken her silence about her controversial tweet.

31 May 2020


I'm just a human: Zaira Wasim returns to Twitter

Zaira Wasim has returned to Twitter and Instagram.

29 May 2020


After tweet justifying locust attack, Zaira Wasim quits Twitter

National award-winning former actor Zaira Wasim recently faced massive backlash after she put out a controversial tweet.

28 Feb 2020

Delhi High Court

Zaira Wasim's sly dig at PM Modi has "mango" reference

Prime Minister Narendra Modi isn't big on interviews. The few ones which he has given are to people who aren't critical of his policies.

04 Feb 2020


Our voices have been silenced: Zaira Wasim talks about Kashmir

National Award-winning former actress Zaira Wasim on Tuesday took to social media to pen a lengthy post about the plight of Kashmiris.

31 Dec 2019

Karan Johar

#ThatWas2019: What made news in the entertainment space this year?

With Zaira Wasim deciding to quit the industry, Kangana Ranaut getting into (another) dirty brawl, Karan Johar grabbing headlines for the infamous house party allegedly involving drugs, Hrithik Roshan making a roaring comeback, and Shahid Kapoor bringing us one of the most polarizing Hindi films ever, 2019 has been an eventful year for Bollywood.

12 Sep 2019

Prakash Jha

Why did Priyanka, Farhan get a warning from Maharashtra Police?

The trailer of Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar's The Sky Is Pink, which released recently, took the Internet by storm.

10 Sep 2019

Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Here's dissecting the trailer of 'The Sky is Pink'

The trailer of The Sky is Pink hit YouTube today, and within a few hours, the three-minute-long clip got viewed over 1L times.

20 Jul 2019

Prakash Jha

Priyanka Chopra's birthday look = Your luxury vacation

Priyanka Chopra celebrated her 37th birthday in the US with much panache.

17 Jul 2019


#BiggBoss13: Chunky Panday, Neelam Kothari approached for Salman's show?

Chunky Panday, who will next be seen in Prabhas-starrer Saaho, has reportedly been roped in for Salman Khan's Bigg Boss 13.

07 Jul 2019


Watch: Priyanka cooks pasta with husband Nick in Italy

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are the most adorable, real-life crossover that Bollywood and Hollywood ever gave us, and their dreamy social media posts are a testimony to the fact.

05 Jul 2019


#BiggBoss13: Has Zaira Wasim been approached for Salman Khan's show?

Zaira Wasim has been all over the news post her sudden retirement from Bollywood.

02 Jul 2019

The Sky Is Pink

Zaira to not promote her next, 'The Sky Is Pink'?

Dangal star Zaira Wasim left all shocked after she announced her decision to quit acting, as her "relationship with religion was threatened."

01 Jul 2019


Zaira Wasim's retirement: Pressure or choice?

Bollywood actor Zaira Wasim announced her retirement from the field of acting on Sunday, citing religious reasons.

30 Jun 2019


'Dangal' star quits acting: My relationship with religion was threatened

On Sunday, National Award-winning actor Zaira Wasim announced that she will no longer continue to work in the field of acting.

16 Jun 2019


Farhan on teaming up with Priyanka again: We're still friends

Farhan Akhtar and Priyanka Chopra shared a lovely onscreen chemistry in their last film together, Dil Dhadakne Do (2015).

30 Mar 2019


Aamir Khan will launch son Junaid, but on one condition

Superstar Aamir Khan has launched several newcomers in Bollywood, including Darsheel Safary (Taare Zameen Par), Zaira Wasim, Sanya Malhotra (both Dangal), etc.

17 Mar 2019


Can you guess the price of Priyanka Chopra's new dress?

When it comes to the fashionistas in Bollywood, Priyanka Chopra is one name that tops the charts. Be it her airport look or at an any international event, our desi girl doesn't leave a chance to nail it with her style statement.

28 Feb 2019


Here's why Priyanka Chopra skipped Akash Ambani's pre-wedding bash

Mukesh-Nita Ambani's eldest son Akash Ambani is set to marry Shloka Mehta on March 9.

21 Feb 2019


#TheSkyIsPink: Priyanka's comeback Bollywood film to release this October

The year 2019 started on a good note for Priyanka Chopra's fans as the diva is all set to make her much-awaited Bollywood comeback this year.

10 Feb 2019


YouTuber Lilly Singh reveals interesting secret from Priyanka-Nick's haldi ceremony

It's been over two months since Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas got married in a lavish ceremony in Udaipur.

09 Jan 2019


Farhan Akhtar, Shibani Dandekar make it Insta-official on his birthday

The wedding season in Bollywood is far from over. Before we could get over the wedding vibes of 2018, here comes the first wedding news of the year.

12 Nov 2018

Air Pollution

Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar take a dig at Delhi pollution

Priyanka Chopra announced on Instagram yesterday that she's shooting for her next Hindi film, 'The Sky is Pink' with co-star Farhan Akhtar in Delhi, where pollution levels make news every day.

28 May 2018

Aamir Khan

Have to put extra effort to reach perfect performance: Aamir

Aamir Khan believes he is not a natural actor and unlike others, he has to put an extra effort to reach the perfect pitch.

12 May 2018


Zaira Wasim shares her intense battle with depression

Zaira Wasim has brought to the fore her battle with depression.

03 Feb 2018


Aamir Khan's Secret Superstar crosses Rs. 500 crore in China

Aamir Khan's Secret Superstar is working like a charm on the Chinese box office. It has raked in Rs. 500 crore in the first two weeks.

20 Dec 2017

Jet Airways

Man accused of molesting 'Dangal' star gets bail

A businessman accused of molesting Zaira Wasim, a teenage Bollywood actor been granted bail by a Mumbai sessions court against Rs. 25,000.

15 Nov 2017


Dangal actress Zaira Wasim, Anand Kumar get awards from President

Children's day turned out to be really special for the girl who gave us Dangal. Actress Zaira Wasim and Super 30's founder, Anand Kumar, who selflessly prepares underprivileged children for IITs, were conferred with National Child Awards on November 14 at Rashtrapati Bhawan.

24 May 2017


Kashmir gets first movie in three decades, but no theatres

Filmmaker Hussain Khan, who has finally completed work on the first Kashmiri movie in three decades, is now staring at a major stumbling block.

07 Apr 2017

Akshay Kumar

National Film Awards 2017 announced

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has received the Best Actor Award for 'Rustom', his first ever.