Dangal star Zaira Wasim apologises, says she is not a ‘role model’

Written by January 16, 2017 16:31

New Delhi, Jan 16: Two days after Dangal star Zaira Wasim met met Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, the young 16-year-old has tweeted an ‘unconditional apology” saying she does not want to be anyone’s role model.

Dangal star Zaira Wasim with mahbuba mofti

Dangal star Zaira Wasim who played the young Geeta Phogat in Aamir Khan-starrer Dangal, met Mehbooba Mufti who said she was impressed by the young Kashmiri girl’s portrayal of a wrestler in the film.

Shortly after, the young star was hounded and trolled and according to media reports even threatened by Separatists for meeting the J-K CM.

Dangal star Zaira Wasim has posted a statement on her Facebook and Twitter account to clarify her stance.

Here’s the Full Text of her statement:

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 (sic).”