‘Dangal’ girl Zaira Wasim trolled, the 16-yr-old apologizes

The ‘Dangal’ girl Zaira Wasin, who hails from Jammu and Kashmir was trolled on social media for meeting J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti. Zaira drew huge flak on social media just for no reason and two days after meeting Mufti, she seek an apology on social forum. The 16-year-old apologized “for her public appearance with politicians”.

“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 (sic),” wrote Ms. Wasim Facebook.

Zaira Wasim later took off her FB post.

Zaira drew flak on social media a day after Mehbooba Mufti described her as “role model” and “inspiration” in the Assembly. 

"...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 footsteps 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 (sic),” wrote Wasim on her FB page.

Zaira seeks an apology for the hurting the sentiments of the fellow Kashmiris.

Ms. Wasim said she 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 want them to know that I understand their sentiments, especially considering what has happened (in Kashmir) over the past six months," she added.

Ms. Wasim just passed 10th exam. 

Ms. Wasim’s FB post came after she was trolled for meeting Ms. Mufti online. “I hope people can also understand there are certain circumstances that emerge which one cannot control. I hope people still remember that I'm a just a 16-year-old girl and 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,"  she wrote.

Before deleting the FB post, she wrote: “This was post was not meant against anyone, just wanted to make sure that people were not hurt by what I was doing. From media to everyone else, please don’t blow this out of proportion. Neither was I forced (to apologise) nor am I against anyone. Hopefully this post just stops this once and for all.”

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has sharply criticized social media users for targeting Zaira only just she has met CM Mufti. In her support, he wrote, "A 16 year old shouldn't be forced to apologise & that too allegedly for meeting @MehboobaMufti. What are we coming to!!!!!"

Poet and scriptwriter Javed Akhtar too, came out in support of Zaira Wasim. He tweeted# 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 !!

Zaira Wasim came into limelight after playing the role of young Geeta Phogat in the blockbuster ‘Dangal’.