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’
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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:
Babita Phogat wrote:
Zaira Wasim you r deal.No pressure should b enough to make u feel apologetic about ur achievements.Go ahead,chase ur dreams,inspire!! pic.twitter.com/frqwFHso3N— Babita Phogat (@BabitaPhogat) January 16, 2017
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.
Those who shout AZADI from the roof tops don't give an iota of AZADI to others .Poor Zaira Waseem had to apologies for her success Shame !!— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) January 16, 2017
It must take extra courage to go after a 16 year old debutante. @zairawasim, you're awesome and don't let this get to you— Tanmay Bhat (@thetanmay) January 16, 2017
you DON'T need to apologise for your incredible work and taking an independent decision to act. IT IS YOUR PREROGATIVE— Sahar Zaman (@saharzaman) January 16, 2017
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:
I've a problem with @MehboobaMufti trying to userp other peoples success to cover up her own failures but why punish/troll people she meets?— Omar Abdullah (@OmarAbdullah) January 16, 2017
The young ‘on-screen Geeta’ will surely stand up tall and not be cowed down by these trolls.
Feature Image Credit: The Indian Express
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