New Delhi [India]: Dangal actor Zaira Wasim, who recently issued an apology on her Facebook page after being allegedly trolled for meeting Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, has found support in the Government.
Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting M Venkaiah Naidu Naidu on Tuesday slammed the ‘double standards’ of ‘pseudo liberals’ and assured that the whole nation supports her.
“The whole Zaira Wasim episode shows how pseudo liberals react to different situations and adopt double standards. These pseudo liberals are always violent, but on these matters they are silent,” Naidu told the reporters here at an IIMC event.
“Zaira is a 16-year old girl, who came from Jammu and Kashmir, acted in a popular movie and then went to meet the chief minister of her state. What’s wrong in that?” he added.
While emphasising that the nation should stand by her side, Naidu said, “We are happy that children from JK are coming forward and are showcasing their talent. This young girl (Zaira) has shown the path for the youth of Jammu and Kashmir. One should really feel proud and appreciate her, rather than trying to be verbally violent,” he added.
Zaira, who portrayed the young Geeta Phogat in the recently released movie ‘Dangal’, issued an apology for ‘offending’ and ‘unintentionally hurting’ people after she met the J&K chief minister and was subsequently trolled on Twitter. She later deleted her post.
Since then, many celebrities including Bollywood actor Aamir Khan, who essayed the role of Zaira’s father in the movie, and political leaders, like Omar Abdullah, have come out in her support.