Bollywood lauds Sakshi Malik’s big win at Rio Olympics

India’s Sakshi Malik gave the nation a reason to smile. She has won pride for the country by winning the first Olympic medal for the country. On the ocassion of Raksha Bandhan, Indian woke up with the good news of Sakshi Malik winning the bronze medal in the 58kg freestyle at the Rio Olympics, 2016. Aamir Khan, who is also playing the role of a wrestler in the biopic ‘Dangal’ showered praise on Sakhi for the great acheiveent.

He tweeted#Congratulations Sakshi Malik! 1st Indian female wrestler to win an Olympic medal. Well done. You have done India proud!

In ‘Dangal’, Aamir Khan plays the roleof Mahavir Phogat, the wrestler from Haryana who trained his daughters Geeta and Babita in the sport. Mahavir's niece Vinesh Phogat also competed in the wrestling at Rio on Wednesday, losing her session after an injury.

Praising his effort, Aamir tweeted: Outstanding wrestling Vinesh! What a performance! Well done!!!

Meanwhile, Salman Khan, who is one the ambassadors appointed by the country's Olympic Association, has announced to resent Rs 1 lakh each to Indian athlete at Rio.

‘Dangal’ co-starring Sakshi Tanwar is slated for Christmas release.

Karan Johar, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, Boman Irani and Abhishek Bachchan showered praise on Sakshi over the big win.

Here’s what they tweeted#

" T 2351 -At Umang for song PINK promotion .. at ANKHEN 2 for launch .. at home with India women victory Sakshi !,” tweeted Amitabh Bachchan

“2351 – #Rio2016 and the women of India doing us so proud .. especially in the wresting ..Sakshi you made us proud Indians !! COME ONNN !!,” he added.

“Many congratulations #SakshiMalik we are very proud!! #Rio2016,” tweeted Abhishek Bachchan.

“Here comes the first!Thank you & congratulations #SakshiMalik!You’re the reason for a billion smiles today???? #Rio2016,” tweeted Akshay Kumar.

“The innocent smile of achievement and our smile is of immense pride…..#SakshiMalik is the hope for the future….” tweeted Karan Johar

“And India gets a medal in Olympics. Woman power! Hail #SakshiMalik! #RioOlympics2016 #wrestling,” wrote Ayushman Khurrana.

“congratulations #SakshiMalik .entire nation is rejoicing on your achievement.thank you.,” wrote Manoj Bajpayee.

“#SakshiMalik I salute the woman , the athlete n the Indian in u.What a fantastic win n what a glorious moment.Congratulations #Olympics #Ind,” wrote Neha Dhupia.

“#SakshiMalik #SakshiMalik #SakshiMalik Thank you! Our new and deserving star! What a day for women and women’s wrestling in our country! “, tweeted actor Siddharth of Rang De Bansanti fame.

“….and another moment!!! Supergirl Sakshi! #Rio2016,” tweeted Boman Irani.

“1st medal!!! Thank u SAKSHI MALIK so so proud of u…. #sakshimalik #truefighter #superwoman… ,” tweeted Sonali Bendre Behl.