Bollywood celebrates Sakshi Malik’s Rio Olympic win

Mumbai, Aug 18 (PTI) Bollywood celebrities includingmegastar Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, MadhuriDixit, Anil Kapoor and Karan Johar among others, congratulatedIndian woman wrestler Sakshi Malik for ending India’sfrustrating medal drought by winning bronze medal at RioOlympic Games. Malik scripted history by becoming the first womanwrestler from India to bag an Olympic medal and only fourthfemale athlete from the country to climb to the podium at thebiggest sporting event in the world. The 23-year-old from Haryana defeated Kyrgysztan’s AisuluuTynybekova in the 58kg category to script history. "Proud to be an Indian… Proud of Sakshi…More power towomen !! JAI HIND," Bachchan tweeted. Aamir, who will be essaying the role of a wrestler in hisupcoming biopic "Dangal" posted, "Congratulations SakshiMalik! 1st Indian female wrestler to win an Olympic medal.Well done. You have done India proud!" Akshay wrote, "Here comes the first! Thank you &congratulations #SakshiMalik! You’re the reason for a billionsmiles today #Rio2016" Madhuri tweeted, "Congratulations #SakshiMalik for makingus proud. You go girl." Calling her the hope for future, filmmaker Johar posted,"The innocent smile of achievement and our smile is of immensepride…..#SakshiMalik is the hope for the future." Abhishek wrote,"Many congratulations #SakshiMalik we arevery proud!! #Rio2016" "24" star Anil tweeted, "Congratulations #SakshiMalik!Stars like you make India shine #OlympicsRio2016 #Olympics". Riteish Deshmukh thanked Malik for making the nationproud. "The Indian flag flies high..You have made everyIndian proud. Congratulations on the Olympic Bronze#SakshiMalik". Actor Arjun Kapoor also congratulated the sports star. "Atruly fantastic achievement…Sakshi Malik u have made everyIndian proud today…Congratulations!" "Neerja" actress Sonam Kapoor hailed the girl power."#SakshiMalik has proved that all you need is an opportunity.The rest, as they say, is history! #Winning #GirlPower#OlympicsRio2016," she posted. "Aligarh" actor Manoj Bajpayee wrote,"Congratulations#SakshiMalik Entire nation is rejoicing on your achievement.Thank you." Saluting the woman power, actor-singer Ayushmann Khurranatweeted, "And India gets a medal in Olympics. Woman power!Hail #SakshiMalik! #RioOlympics2016 #wrestling." Actor Randeep Hooda, who also belongs to Malik’s homestate Haryana, wrote, "Very proud of #SakshiMalik for endingour medal drought this #Olympics2016 #JatPride #ProudIndian#Rohtak" "Proud of our Haryana ki Shaan # Sakshi Malik for winningthe Bronze Medal in #RioOlympics2016 ..Hurrah!" filmmakerSatish Kaushik posted. "Paraaya dhan does wonders for apne log always," actressTaapsee Pannu tweeted. Comedian Sunil Grover was also elated with win andtweeted, "Yay!!! Congratulations #SakshiMalik We win our firstmedal at #Rio2016" . Actress and reality TV star Shamita Shetty posted,"Congratulations #SakshiMalik on being the 1st Indian femalewrestler to win an #Olympic medal! You made us all so proud!#RioOlympics2016. PTI SHDSHDSHD

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