Separatists threatened Zaira Wasim to post apology letter: BJP
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Jan. 16 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday held the separatists responsible for the shocking apology letter posted by Zaira Wasim, the Kashmiri starlet who gained fame for her role as a young Geeta Phogat on Dangal, while asserting that they had threatened her life under whose duress she made the apology.
"This is the tragedy of the moment. Now that she has received praise from across the nation and the state, some people having sympathy with Pakistan and with the separatists have threatened her life. It is a very unfortunate moment that on Twitter she posted her apology letter," said BJP leader Ravinder Raina.
Raina further assured that adequate security will be provided to Wasim adding that no anti-national elements will be allowed to act against her.
"Instead of appreciating her role they (separatist) have threatened her life and this is a very tragic moment for all the youth in Jammu and Kashmir, and is an eye-opener to see who is with them and who is not," he said.
After issuing a shocking public apology letter for "hurting sentiments" of people, Dangal's Zaira Wasim who played a young Geeta Phogat took to social media yet again to issue another note, clarifying that the she had not been forced into apologising and requested everyone not to blow the matter out of proportion.
"I have no idea why this has become such a big issue. I just wanted to make sure that I did not hurt anyone's feelings and all of a sudden it has been turned into national news. Again and again I am telling people that I have not been forced into anything by anyone," she said in her letter on Facebook and Twitter.
She further said that her earlier post was not meant against anyone and that she was making sure that no one gets hurt by what she is doing.
"From media to everyone else, please don't blow this out of proportion. Neither was I forced nor am I against anyone," she said.
Earlier, Wasim issued an out-of-the-blue public apology letter for hurting the sentiments of people via her Facebook and Twitter account, however, the reasons of the her actions remain unclear and speculations are rife.
"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 want them to know that I understand their sentiments, especially considering what has happened (in Kashmir) over the past six months," she wrote in her letter.
Wasim also appealed to the people to understand that sometime certain circumstances evolve which cannot be controlled by anyone and added 'whatever' she did was not a deliberate decision.
"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 footsteps or even consider me 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," she said.
However, the reason for the apology letter is not very clear, but it is speculated that Wasim, who posted this note after being trolled on social media for meeting Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti a couple of days ago and allegedly calling her as a part of her film's success. (ANI)