Dangal actor gets support from separatist's son

Dangal actor gets support from separatist's son

Actor Zaira Wasim, who recently landed in a controversy after meeting Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, on Saturday received support from the son of radical separatist leader Asiya Andrabi.

Muhammad Bin Qasim, the son of the Dukhtaran-e-Millat chief Asiya, commented on Facebook that Zaira, the 16-year-old actor who played wrestler Geeta Phogat in Aamir Khan starrer Dangal, has proved herself to be a “girl of substance.”

“I do not know #zaira wasim personally but after reading her posts and recent tweets, i must say she is a girl of substance,” he wrote on Facebook.

Qasim (26) also castigated Kashmiris who abused and burnt posters of Zaira on Friday.
“It was our moral responsibility to stand by her and make her feel safe after she posted an apology, instead some nonsense people burned down her pictures. Such a disgrace and shame. I am not posting this status to applaud her brilliant performance in Dangal, but how she stood up against hypocrite and biased people around us especially the Indian media and Indian citizens after meeting Mehbooba. She has set an example by speaking what she truly believes in. Kashmiri’s who abuse #Zaira are illiterate, uneducated and do not represent us,” he said.

‘Filth of Bollywood’
Qasim’s mother Asiya had advised Zaira to “return from the filth of Bollywood.”  However, Qasim said, “We should invite this 16-year-old girl towards righteousness and guide her.

Not burn her pictures. This has to stop, JAAHIL QAWM hae kashmir (Kashmiris are ignorant). We are only pushing her away, #Zaira is an intelligent, bright and awesome kid who needs us!”

On Friday, some people in  Srinagar had burnt pictures of the actor.  One of the placards, which had pictures of her with the chief minister, carried a threatening message.
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