New Delhi | Jan 17 (PTK): Amir Khan said Zaira Wasim is a role model for him even and appealed people to “leave her alone”.
Actor Aamir Khan has come out in support of his Dangal co-stars Zaira Wasim, following her Facebook apology after being trolled for meeting Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.
Zaira Wasim was attacked online after she met Mehbooba Mufti.
However CM Mehbooba said, “Kyun bechare ko aur tang karna chahtey ho? (Why do you want to trouble her more?)”
“I have read Zaira’s statement, and I can understand and imagine what led her to make that statement. Zaira, I want you to know that we are all with you.
“The beauty is that bright, young, talented, hardworking, respectful, caring and courageous kids like you are a role model for kids not only in India, but across the world. You certainly are a role model for me! May god bless you. Love Aamir,” he posted on Twitter.
Geeta said, “When we (she and her sister) were of her age, we had to listen to more scathing remarks from people. People always wanted to pull us back. They kept talking about my father (wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat) because he trained us in wrestling. We have extricated ourselves out of all of these and are at this point in our life today. My father said only one thing: Work hard. If you do something for the country, all these people with these mentalities – their mouths will be shut. And that has happened too. Zaira should go ahead. She shouldn’t be worried about people who have such mentalities. Zaira needs to think about all the people who love her, all the people who are with her. She should think of that and move forward.”
Babita added, “Zaira ko maafi mangne ki koi zarurat nhi, usne kuch galat nahi kia; usne desh ka naam roshan kia hai. Hum sab uske saath hai (Zaira doesn’t need to apologise for anything. She hasn’t done anything wrong. She has made her country proud. All of us are with her.).”
Meanwhile, Shah Faesal, the celebrated IAS topper posted a Facebook status, explaining exactly why it was wrong to troll Zaira.
“So if your child is doing well, keep it to yourselves. My advice is that don’t tell anyone at all. She might have to be apologetic for her achievement,” he wrote.
All-India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president and Lok Sabha MP Asaduddin Owaisi has come in support of Zaira Wasim who played the role of wrestler Geeta Phogat in Aamir Khan Starrer Dangal. Owaisi said that the threats are totally unwarranted and uncalled for. He also said that nobody should be pressurised to apologise in this manner. He applauded Wasim’s supporters for supporting her after the controversy surfaced.
She replaced her first post with another one, asking people not to blow the issue out of proportion but deleted this post too. Wasim also denounced her performance in the movie, saying she should not be looked up as a “role model”.