Director Kabir Khan in press conference has promised to help bring Geeta home, the real life version of Bajrangi Bhaijaan’s Munni who has lived in Pakistan since last 15 years.
“We came to know of Geeta’s case just two days before and it was extremely surprising. There are far too many resemblances, little girl, who can’t speak, lost across the border. So, when I received calls from newspapers and channels, I thought we should talk about it.
Salman Khan was surprised hearing about the story, said the director. “He too said the same thing that we should talk about it through tweets and other mediums. Because our film is still running in the theatres and has been successful, so if we use this platform to talk about the case, then this news will spread farther.”
“Her foster parents have allowed her to pray in a temple. Geeta remains a Hindu while doing the Namaaz with her foster-siblings. It is an amazing story,even more heartwarming than what we’ve shown in Bajrangi Bhaijaan,” said the director who is very much impressed by the secular upbringing imparted to Geeta in Pakistan
While Geeta cannot speak, she can write the words ‘Telangana’ and ‘Peddavura’, the name of a village, in Hindi along with the number ‘193’ which according to Edhi officials speculation may have been the number of her house.
Geeta, aged in her early 20s lives at an Edhi shelter for women and girls in Karachi.
Though she is a Hindu and rings bells and lights incense and earthenware lamps to pray to different gods, whose pictures are kept on a table topped with a white cloth also offers prayers.
“She worships her deities in the temple and also offers prayers with her Muslim fellows and even fasts in the holy month of Ramadan,” Mr Edhi said.