‘Dangal’ girl Zaira Wasim writes an apology and then deletes it for meeting Mehbooba Mufti


Zaira Wasim, who essayed the role of young Geeta Phogat, has been in the news for quite sometime now for her stellar performance in ‘Dangal’. Post that, her funky videos on Instagram had gone viral. But now, she seems to be in the news for the wrong reason. Zaira, who hails from Kashmir, recently met the Jammu & Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti and posted a picture of the same on social media. Post this, she got trolled on social media. Later she deleted this post and uploaded an apology for her acts.

Her apology read,

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.

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She later deleted this apology too. With this, people have fragmented thoughts on whether Zaira should apologise for her actions or not. A lot of people came out in her support including Javed Akhtar. He tweeted,

Zaira received a lot of appreciation for her performance in ‘Dangal’ that released in December 2016.