In a frightening incident that took place late Thursday night in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar, the Dangal actress Zaira Wasim met with an accident but was rescued unhurt as said police on Saturday. The accident took place on the Boulevard Road on the banks of Dal Lake when the 16-year-old actress was travelling with her friend and was rescued by locals, according to PTI. The driver lost control of the vehicle as it was at a high speed, an eyewitness told the agency. With a tragic jump over the footpath, the car hit the parapet along the lake. According to reports, the car belongs to a local politician. However, with no injuries or damage to public property in the matter, no case was registered, police said.
Zaira Wasim rose to fame with her portrayal of the younger version of wrestler Geeta Phogat in Aamir Khan’s blockbuster “Dangal“. Directed by Nitesh Tiwari, Dangal was released worldwide on 23rd December 2016 and opened to a positive response from critics as well as from the audience. The movie depicted the real-life story of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat, who went against the patriarchal society to train his daughters to become champion wrestlers. Dangal collected Rs 29.78 crore on its opening day of release in India and recorded the second highest non-holiday opening, as per the figures released by Bollywood Hungama.
Recently, the film was released in China on May 5 and has broken several records in the Chinese movie industry. The movie raked up over Rs 1,100 crore in China and was screened by approximately 7,000 theatres. Released in English and Mandarin in China, it was widely accepted by the audience across the country.
During the SCO summit, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar had said even the Chinese President had spoken highly about the film. “President Xi Jinping, in fact, spoke very highly of Indian films. He said that Dangal was doing well and that he himself has actually seen it,” Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar said.