Dangal girl Zaira Wasim who gave a power-packed performance in in the movie has posted an open apology on social media. Wasim had recently met Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti with whom she discussed education, career and experiences while filming Dangal.
After the duo met, Mufti said, “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.”
However, without saying what she was sorry for, the actress wrote in her open apology, “This is an open confession/apology. I know that many people have been offended and displeased by my recent actions or by the people I have recently met.
I want to apologise to all those people who I’ve unintentionally hurt and I want them to know that I understand their sentiments behind it especially considering that what had happened over the past 6 months but I hope people can also understand there are certain circumstances that emerge which one cannot control and I hope people still remember that I’m a just a 16 year old girl and I hope you treat me accordingly. I’m sorry for what I did but it was not a deliberate decision and I really hope people can forgive me.
There are few more things which are very important and I want to clear them as well. The first and foremost thing is that I am being projected as a role model for Kashmiri Youth. I want to make it very clear that I do not want anyone to follow in my foot steps or even consider me as a role model. I’m not proud of what I’m doing and I want everyone, especially the Youth to know that there are real role models out there whether they be in this time or in our history.
To even consider me as a role model would be disgracing them and their disgrace would be OUR DISGRACE! I do not wish to start an argument here, this was a just a mere confession from my end which I really wanted people to know. May Allah bless us and guide us. ❤
The young actress has been trolled extensively after she met J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti. Though she later deleted her post and urged the media, others not to blow this out of proportion.
Zaira Wasim played the young version of wrestler Geeta Phogat in Dangal which released last month and received much acclaim for the performances and the story-line. Zaira has already been signed up for Aamir Khan’s next production, Secret Superstar.