Bollywood Puts Its Weight Behind #ZairaWasim

Teen Kashmiri actress Zaira Wasim, who was trolled for meeting J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti, has got overwhelming support from Bollywood celebs.

Ria Das
Jan 17, 2017 09:48 IST
Zaira Wasim

The trolling never stops. After having a rough day, 16-year-old Kashmiri actress Zaira Wasim --  who with her sterling performance as the young Geeta Phogat in ‘Dangal’ won our hearts – had written a Facebook post apologizing to fellow Kashmiris for having had a chat with the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehboob Mufti, on Saturday.


While few extremists couldn’t stop blaming her (who knows for what reasons!), the teen actress has got overwhelming support from several Bollywood celebs.

‘I hope people still remember that I’m a just a 16-year-old girl and treat me accordingly’

READ The Full Story: Zaira Pens Shocking Apology After Being Trolled


With #ZairaWasim being among the top trends on Twitter this morning, this native of Srinagar was praised by many, including wrestler Geeta Phogat, who Zaira played in Dangal. Geeta tweeted:

Geeta Phogat

Babita Phogat wrote:


Zaira's on-screen father Aamir Khan tweeted:


An angry Gautam Gambhir wrote:


Bollywood celebrities are tweeting since the time the news is out and trying to assure Zaira that she didn’t have to tender any apology and that it was completely unnecessary.



On Monday, Mehbooba Mufti had backed Zaira, saying, "When it comes to talent, youngsters from Jammu and Kashmir are next to none and we must celebrate them and not those who post their photos on Facebook with guns in their hands."

On the other hand:

The young ‘on-screen Geeta’ will surely stand up tall and not be cowed down by these trolls.

Also Read: Dangal depicts the story of a wrestler himself who mentored her both daughters Geeta Babita to win the championships

READ:Meet the wrestlers of Dangal & Aamir Khan: Sanya Malhotra, Fatima Sana Sheikh

Feature Image Credit: The Indian Express

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