Salman supports govt’s effort to bring back Geeta stranded in Pakistan


Bollywood superstar Salman Khan whose character in his recently released super-duper hit film ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ takes a Pakistani child back to her country, has extend his support to a similar effort by the government to bring back a girl stranded in Pakistan for 15 years.

A few weeks ago when ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ released in both the nations, an incident similar to the story of the movie emerged of a 23-year-old girl named Geeta who has been stranded in Pakistan for 15 years. She is believed to have mistakenly crossed into Pakistani territory as a child and was reportedly found by Pakistan Rangers from Lahore railway station.

When the actor was asked about his efforts to help Geeta, he said he would have got involved but the government was already looking into the matter.

"Government is looking into it. And they are competent and should take this forward. If she agrees and they find her rightful parents, this should definitely be done," Salman told The Indian Express.

He, however, expressed his wish to meet Geeta once she is back in her home country: "I would definitely meet her," Salman said adding that he was happy that Geeta was being looked after well in Pakistan.

"I am not very clear. I am aware of some history. Like 15 years ago, she reached Pakistan in a train. Before this, her parents did not try to claim her? No FIRs were filed? I think some NGO from Pakistan is involved. We should leave it to the girl and thank the NGO of Pakistan and the foster parents, who supported her all these years and gave her a good life," he said.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj recently said that the government will bring back Geeta. Four families from different parts of the country have claimed Geeta to be their child.