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The Amazing People Of Kashmir

Dangal actresses inspire the state

Dangal actresses inspire the state

Remember ‘Dangal’? The movie's protagonist Geeta Phogat whose role as a child was played Zaira Waseem and the older one by Fatima Sana Shaikh are both from Jammu and Kashmir. The 'Dangal' girls have taken the state by storm and have become role models for the youth. after the movie's release there has been a new found interest in the sport among the youth, especially girls, who want to become wrestlers. 37-year-old Ritika Salathia, the first woman to represent the state in wrestling, has been working overtime since the release of the film. At Ms Salathia's wrestling camp in Jammu, dozens of girls have registered themselves after watching ‘Dangal.’ The government is now getting into the act and has started organizing free wrestling camps across state for the youth.