Dangal girl Zaira Wasim on Thursday said that the controversy over her recent apology was like ‘mountain of a mole hill’ adding that people ought to have waited her ‘turn to speak.’
In a one-liner Facebook update, Wasim wrote, “Mountain of a mole hill! Could you please wait for my turn to speak?”
She, however, quickly deleted the post.
Wasim, who shot to fame with her character of Geeta Phogat in Aamir Khan’s blockbuster, Dangal, had issued a public apology with no one sure as to why she took this extraordinary step.
She posted a detailed apology on all her social media pages even though it was removed from her Facebook page little later.
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 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.”
Her apology had prompted many politicians and Bollywood celebrities to come out in open in her support.
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said that the Dangal girl, Zaira Wasim, should not be forced to apologise.
“A 16 year old shouldn’t be forced to apologise & that too allegedly for meeting @MehboobaMufti. What are we coming to!!!!!,” he tweeted.
Amir Khan, who played her father in the movie Dangal too took a stand for the 16 year old actress.
He had said, ““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.”