After Zaira Wasim, who shot to fame with her character of Geeta Phogat in Aamir Khan’s blockbuster, Dangal, issued a public apology, it instilled reactions from leaders and bollywood celebrities.
Amir Khan, who played her father in the movie Dangal too took a stand for the 16 year old actress.
“I have read Zaira’s statement, and I can understand and imagine what lead her to make the statement. Zaira, I want you to know that we are all with you. The beauty is that bright, young, talented, hardworking, respectful, caring and courageous kids like you are a role model for kids not only in India, but across the world. You certainly are a role model for me! May god bless you. Love. Aamir. PS: I appeal to everyone to now leave her alone and respect the fact that she is just a 16 year old girl trying her best to deal with life.”
Veteran poet and bollywood lyrics Javed Akhtar too tweeted, “Those who shout ‘azadi’ from the roof tops don’t give an iota of azadi to others. Poor Zaira Waseem had to apologise for her success. Shame!”
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 !!
— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) January 16, 2017