Pressurising Zaira Wasim to apologise is unwarranted: Owaisi

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Hyderabad (Telangana), Jan 17 (ANI): Coming out in support of Dangal actress Zaira Wasim who was allegedly trolled for meeting Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Assasudin Owaisi on Tuesday slammed the unknown entities for pressurising the starlet from the Valley and dubbed the incident as unwarranted. Owaisi while speaking to ANI said that pressurising a 16-year-old to an extent that she is tendering an apology is uncalled for. "She is a 16 year old girl and to pressurise someone like this, that she has to issue a public apology, is uncalled for, unwarranted. And people who have pressurised her should not do it. It is not good," Owaisi. Zaira recently issued an out-of-the-blue apology through her Facebook and Twitter accounts for 'unintentionally hurting' those who were 'offended' by her 'recent actions or by the people she recently met'. Later, she issued another note clarifying that the she had not been forced into apologising and requested everyone not to blow the matter out of proportion. Though the reason for her apology is not very clear, it is, however, being speculated that Zaira posted this note after being trolled for meeting Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti a couple of days ago and purportedly crediting her for her film's success. Meanwhile, many celebs including Anupam Kher, Sonu Nigam, Javed Akhtar, have also taken to their social media handles to lend support to the young actress. Olympian wrestler Geeta Phogat, during an interview with ANI, also came out in support of Zaira, asserting that the Kashmiri starlet must learn to ignore those trying to bring her down and continue to remain focused in her work.(ANI)