Aamir Khan responds on Zaira Wasim's public apology
"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!," says Aamir Khan to Zaira Wasim after her public apology
Yesterday, Zaira Wasim, the girl who essayed the role of the young Geeta Phogat in Aamir Khan’s Dangal took to social media and posted an apology/confession, saying she’s no body’s role model. Later, she deleted her tweet and asked people to not blow the matter out of proportion.
Reportedly, Zaira was threatened on social media after she had met Jammu and Kashmir chief Mehbooba Mufti. Aamir Khan, who worked with the young actor in Dangal wrote on social media, “I want you to know that we are all with you.”
Zaira didn’t mention the reason behind her public apology but hinted at few factor at led her to take this step.
— Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) January 17, 2017
Aamir Khan reacted to her post and wrote, “I have read Zaira’s statement, and I can understand and imagine what led 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.”
In an open confession that was deleted later, Zaira wrote, “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.”