Dangal actress Zaira Wasim in car accident in Srinagar; escapes unhurt

Srinagar: Zaira Wasim, a Kashmiri actor who was last seen in Aamir Khan's blockbuster movie Dangal, was miraculously rescued by locals here after her car fell into the Dal Lake on 8 June.

Zaira Wasim. Photo courtesy Facebook

Zaira Wasim. Photo courtesy Facebook

The car in which Zaira Wasim was travelling went out of the driver's control on the Boulevard Road here and fell into the Dal Lake.

"Locals immediately rescued her and her companion. She escaped unhurt, but her companion sustained injuries in the accident," a local said.

Zaira Wasim played the role of younger version of wrestler Geeta Phogat in Dangal (2016), which was a biographical feature on Haryana wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat. Zaira Wasim also bagged the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her phenomenal performance in the film.

Earlier this year, Wasim faced a lot of flak for meeting Mehbooba Mufti, Chief Minister, Jammu and Kashmir. After posting a picture with the minister, she deleted it from her social media account, which later led to her getting targeted by a lot of online trolls, who shamed her across social media platforms.

The actress was also amid another controversy over her twitter exchange with sports minister Vijay Goel. According to a report by Hindustan Times, he had tweeted a post saying that, "Our daughters are breaking out of their cages and moving forward." The post had a painting in the background with a woman clad in hijab and another poor girl inside a cage. To this, Wasim had replied saying that "women in hijab are beautiful and free" and also that her story has no relevance to the painting. However, the minister replied saying that she misunderstood the logic behind him tweeting that post and wished her luck for the future.

(With inputs from IANS)


Published Date: Jun 10, 2017 03:04 pm | Updated Date: Jun 10, 2017 04:45 pm


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