Naimal Khawar Abbasi came into the limelight with the Mahira Khan and Haroon Shahid-starrer Verna. The actor caught eyeballs for her role and since then, has starred in another show alongside Usman Mukhtaar and Hania Aamir, titled Anaa.
However, then the actor shared that it will be her first and last show. Taking to Instagram, Naimal wrote in an Instagram post, “Dear followers, you have always been a part of my journey and it’s only fair to take you along on this one. You have showered me with love and praise ever since I stepped into acting.”
She added, “So far, it has been a short but wonderful experience. I’m wrapping up shooting for my first and last drama serial, where I worked with some incredible people and had a great learning experience. However, I would now like to bid farewell to acting.”
However, the starlet added she would continue to pursue her first and foremost love – painting.
“I will not be pursuing it as a career because I feel that I cannot balance it with my art, which will always remain my first priority and passion,” she penned. “You will not be seeing me on the screen anymore but you will be seeing a lot more of my paintings and hopefully, exhibitions. I would like to thank all the wonderful people I met on this short endeavour. It’s been lovely. May you all follow your heart and passions.”
Every now and then, Naimal has taken to Instagram to share her creations and can we just say how absolutely stunning they are!
The artist even has an exhibition in Islamabad where she was spotted with her then husband-to-be, Hamza Ali Abbasi. The picture later went viral as the two were captured in a single frame, talking about Naimal’s art.
On her Instagram handle, Naimal has posted quite few pictures of her work. And we handpicked the five we liked the best.
When she painted her baby sister for her first palette knife portrait and it turned out to be stunning!
Horses seem to be Naimal’s personal favourite
She also shared a few pictures of herself at work
Here is a picture from her first solo exhibition
The actor keeps her fans updated with her latest work on Instagram
While we are in complete awe of Naimal’s talent as a painter, she was inquired as to why she left acting. But she made it clear that it wasn’t because of Hamza or getting married. “Now that the wedding is over, I would like to address a few things,” she wrote, also thanking fans for all the love and wishes. “I left acting nine months ago and the decision was entirely mine. Don’t spread false news to sensationalise someone’s special day.”