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Only yesterday, we had reported about the young Zaira Wasim posting a rather cryptic apology on her Facebook page. For the uninitiated, Zaira Wasim is the same girl who had won hearts all over with her portrayal of the younger Geeta Phogat in the superhit film Dangal. Like everyone else, Bollywood too was in for a shock when they saw Zaira Wasim’s apology post which she later deleted. Buzz is that, being a Kashmiri, the young girl was forced to post this message by certain elements from the valley post her meeting with J&K CM.

While the reason for Zaira Wasim’s apology still remains unknown, Bollywood stars took to the social media and expressed their staunch support to Zaira Wasim.

Javed Akhtar

Those who shout AZADI from the roof tops don’t give an iota of AZADI to others .Poor Zaira Waseem had to apologies for her success Shame !!

Anurag Kashyap

Dear Bollywood, you were simmering to show courage. A good opportunity for @aamir, @anuragkashyap72, @karanjohar and others to show that. https://twitter.com/AdityaRajKaul/status/820913911633317888 

@bhak_sala They,who force her to apologise are same as you, Mr. Rahul Raj , I condemn you as much as I condemn them..

Renuka Shahane

What cowards! Bullying a 16 year old. Fanatics! Losers!! What can one do when Zaira herself has apologised. Saddened ???

Anupam Kher

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Dear @zairawasim! Ur apology letter is sad but full of courage. It exposes d cowardice of people who made u write it.But u r my .

Madhur Bhandarkar

Dichotomy of ultra liberals…evident when Meryl Streep spoke but silent when gets trolled,is our zaira’s voice not loud enough?

Sonu Nigam

May God give Sanity to this World. And a Bigger Perspective of Humanity beyond Religion and Patriotism.

Saqib Saleem

Zaira Wasim made to apologise for her performance in Dangal? Really?? Can we please let the 16yr old be n not suppress her talent!!

Vivek Agnihotri

Last yr,I was shooting with Yami Gautam n other kashmiri girls in valley, they came armed to kill those girls.This is the reality of Kashmir https://twitter.com/adityarajkaul/status/820913911633317888 

Swara Bhaskar 1

Just caught up on being trolled story.. Absolutely shameful & unacceptable that a child must face such hate & bigotry. Sad! (1)

Swara Bhaskar 2

u dont need 2 apologise 2 faceless losers. They r narrow minded cowards. U ARE a role model for ALL young girls & u shud b proud

Swara Bhaskar 3

To those demanding in . U seem fundamentally undemocratic, bigoted n incapable of respecting any1 else’s freedom

Vir Das 1

This platform takes no actions to control a 16 year old being mass hated for religious beliefs. Twitter is becoming this new age Orkut.

Vir Das 2

This platform takes no actions to control a 16 year old being mass hated for religious beliefs. Twitter is becoming this new age Orkut.

@thevirdas and the fact that mass hatred and abuse continue to go unchecked everyday will I think eventually lead to twitters demise.

Geeta Phogat

Babita Phogat

Zaira Wasim you r deal.No pressure should b enough to make u feel apologetic about ur achievements.Go ahead,chase ur dreams,inspire!!