Zaira Wasim, the girl who portrays the now famous character of younger Geeta Phogat in the wrestling bioipic ‘Dangal’, is now embroiled in the controversy for meeting Jammu and Kashmir (J-K) chief minster (CM) Mehbooba Mufti.
Despite the warm exchange of greetings, the 16-year old Kashmiri’s meeting the CM has attracted the attention of trolls all over social media. This has forced the 16-year-old to apologise on social media, with a clarification that she did not want “anyone to follow in my foot steps or even consider me as a role model”.
In an FB post, Zaira publicly apologized to all those who were offended by her meeting with the CM. She takes an emotional tone saying, “I hope people still remember that I’m a just a 16-year-old girl and I hope you treat me accordingly.”
As soon as this news was out, Twitter erupted and started questioning silence of flim actor Aamir Khan and also other famous personalities.
Here are the few reactions from twitter:
So much for speaking up against atrocities. Where is the fraternity? Where are the brave journalists? https://t.co/ZKhIBfclM4
— Sneha Mahecha (@snehamahecha) January 16, 2017
— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) January 16, 2017
— Avanti C (@IamAvantic23) January 16, 2017
CM called Zaira a role model for Kashmiri youth. That angered the Islamist. Zaira cryptically referred to Wani as role model in her apology
— हम भारत के लोग (@India_Policy) January 16, 2017
Zaira Wasim of Dangal gets threatened by Muslim fanatics for first appearing in a film & now for meeting Mehbooba Mufti. Where's Aamir Khan?
— Sonam Mahajan (@AsYouNotWish) January 16, 2017
*Meryl Streep criticizes Trump*
Liberals : Bravo! Say no to bullying 👏
*16 yr old Zaira Wasim is bullied*
Liberals : It's too cold today 😷
— चार लोग (@WoCharLog) January 16, 2017
Told a news channel that they are trivialising the #Zaira issue by blaming the trolls. Instead media should name wahabi/ Islamist jehadis.
— Vivek Agnihotri (@vivekagnihotri) January 16, 2017
Those who wanted Meryl Streep in India are going to stay silent on Dangal girl Zaira Wasim who had apologize due to Muslim extremists.
— EngiNerd. (@mainbhiengineer) January 16, 2017
Zaira Wasim is an inspiration. Why to apologize? Separatists worried, if Kashmiri youth go for Bollywood & Cricket then Who'll pelt stones?
— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) January 16, 2017
Aamir Khan will speak on this Zaira Wasim's issue only before his next film.
— Astronaut 🐒 (@TheRobustRascal) January 16, 2017