MUMBAI MIRROR (January 18, 2017)

Zaira Wasim, the younger Geeta Phogat in Dangal, faced the wrath of online trolls for meeting Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in the wake of the 2016 civil unrest in the Valley.

And while the understandably flustered teen went on to post an apology online for “offending” and “unintentionally hurting” certain people with her “recent actions”, only to delete it later, several eminent personalities, including former J&K CM, Omar Abdullah, and her co-actor-producer Aamir, have spoken up in her favour.

The latest to pledge allegiance to Team Zaira is the real Geeta herself, who posted on Twitter, “Zaira Wasim we are proud of you dear don’t worry and stand strong (sic).”