Aamir Khan appeals everyone to leave his Dangal co-star Zaira Wasim ALONE – Read tweet
A day after Dangal actor Zaira Wasim took to social media to post an ‘apology/confession’ and said she is nobody’s role model, her co-star and mentor Aamir Khan has posted his reaction to the post. Aamir wrote on social media, “I want you to know we are all with you… 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.” He also wrote on social media, “Zaira, I want you to know we are all with you.” Zaira had deleted her original post, only to post another explanation. She later deleted that too.
Zaira, who essayed the role of a young Geeta Phogat in the film, was reportedly threatened and bullied on social media after acting in Dangal and meeting Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti. While the teenaged actor didn’t say in as many words why she was apologising, she hinted that it had to do with “people she had met.”
Zaira had also said in her post, “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.” Aamir and Zaira will be seen together in her next film, Secret Superstar where she plays the role of a young girl trying to make it big as a singer despite parental opposition.