Sakshi Malik, who recently won the bronze medal in wrestling event organized in Rio Olympics 2016 games, received helm wishes and congratulations from Bollywood celebs. Not only the B Town artists praised her but also Indian sportsperson respected her for making the entire nation feel proud.
23 year old lady wrestler contended in 58kg category and surmounted the game by defeating Aisuluu Tynybekova of Kyrgyzstan in the playoff bout. Amir Khan, whose movie ‘Dangal’ based on wrestling is to hit screens on December 23, excitingly mentioned in his tweet that she is the first Indian woman to win the medal in wrestling event.
People who wished her with congratulatory messages over twitter included the stars from sports as well as entertainment field. Riteish Deshmukh, Akshay Kumar, Sachin Tendulkar, Karan Johar, Ali Abbas Jafar, Virendra Sehwag, Ajay Devgan, Shahid Kapoor, Kunal Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, Aditi Rao Hydari and Sonam Kapoor congratulated Sakshi on social media.
Recently released ‘Sultan’, in which Salman Khan and Anushka Sharma played the roles of wrestlers might have inspired the Indian wrestlers participated in Rio Olympics 2016. Another movie on the same topic but with different story is slated to bang the theaters on the behalf of Christmas this year. Both the films are based on the woman empowerment in wrestling field.