Bollywood celebs laud Sakshi Maliks win at Rio Olympics 2016

Bollywood celebs laud Sakshi Maliks win at Rio Olympics 2016

As Indian athletes struggled to get a medal at the Olympics, wrestler Sakshi Malik made the nation proud by winning the first medal at Rio Olympics 2016. On Wednesday, Sakshi became the first Indian female wrestler to bring home a Bronze medal in the Women's Freestyle 58kg category.

A string of celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Karan Johar, Ajay Devgn and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra congratulated Sakshi Malik who finally ended India's wait for a medal.

Amitabh Bachchan: "Proud to be an Indian .. pride in a daughter of India winning women are our strength and they deserve honor respect. proud to be an Indian .. proud of Sakshi .. more power to women !! JAI HIND"

Ajay Devgn: "#SakshiMalik We want you to know that India loves you. Go Girl …We celebrate you with pride."

Akshay Kumar: "Here comes the first! Thank you & congratulations #SakshiMalik! You're the reason for a billion smiles today #Rio2016."

Sonam Kapoor: "#SakshiMalik has proved that all you need is an opportunity. The rest, as they say, is history! #Winning #GirlPower #OlympicsRio2016."

Arjun Kapoor: "A truly fantastic achievement…Sakshi Malik u have made every Indian proud today…congratulations."

Shahid Kapoor: "#sakshimalik thank you. Proud of every indian athlete that is fighting the best to make us shine. #respecttheeffortnotjusttheresult."

Abhishek Bachchan: "Many congratulations #SakshiMalik we are very proud!! #Rio2016"

Madhuri Dixit: "Congratulations #SakshiMalik for making us proud You go girl!"

Esha Gupta: "Woohoo waking up to the best news ever #SakshiMalik winning her medal. India is with you,India is proud of you #RioOlympics2016"

Suniel Shetty: "Painting Rio tricolour ! So soooooo proud #SakshiMalik"

Bipasha Basu: "#SakshiMalik makes us so proud #Rio2016"

Karan Johar: "The innocent smile of achievement and our smile is of immense pride…..#SakshiMalik is the hope for the future."

Ayushmann Khurrana: "And India gets a medal in Olympics. Woman power! Hail #SakshiMalik! #RioOlympics2016 #wrestling."

Anil Kapoor: "Congratulations #SakshiMalik! Stars like you make India shine #OlympicsRio2016 #Olympics."

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra: "#SakshiMalik – TODAY YOU INSPIRE 125 crore and many more. The nations salutes you."

Kunal Kapoor: "Woohoooo!! Congratulations #SakshiMalik You ve made a whole nation proud."

Huma Qureshi: "#SakshiMalik you make us proud!! Congrats."

Riteish Deshmukh: "& the Indian flag flies high..You have made every Indian proud. Congratulations on the Olympic Bronze #SakshiMalik."

Vishal Dadlani: "Congratulations, #SakshiMalik ! Congratulations India! Woohoo!"

Manoj Bajpayee: "congratulations #SakshiMalik .entire nation is rejoicing on your achievement.thank you."

Siddharth: "#SakshiMalik #SakshiMalik #SakshiMalik Thank you! Our new and deserving star! What a day for women and women's wrestling in our country!"

Neha Dhupia: "#SakshiMalik I salute the woman, the athlete n the Indian in u.What a fantastic win n what a glorious moment.Congratulations #Olympics #Ind."

Sonali Bendre: "1st medal!!! Thank u SAKSHI MALIK so so proud of u…. #sakshimalik #truefighter #superwoman #tearsofjoy."

Dia Mirza: "What a wonderful picture of Victory."

Rahul Bose: "Saw Sakshi Malik on the mat yesterday. Terrific tenacity and power. Congratulations!"

Aditi Rao Hydari: "Congratulations Sakshi Malik. Girl power on Raksha bandhan."

Milap Zaveri: "Sakshi Malik does India proud by winning our first medal at Rio! Congrats on the bronze! More power to you!"

Madhur Bhandarkar: "Salute to the daughter of India for overcoming challenges and bringing cheers to millions of Indians by winning the first medal."

Aamir Khan: "Congratulations Sakshi Malik! 1st Indian female wrestler to win an Olympic medal. Well done. You have done India proud! "

Anushka Sharma: "Yo se Haryana ki sherni aur India ki jaan @SakshiMalik.U've stamped it-'ladkiyan ladkon se kam nahin', inspiration4 billions #SakshiMalik."

Sooraj Pancholi: "Congratulations #SakshiMalik u make us so proud!!! #IndiaAtRio #winner #OlympicsRio2016."

Taapsee Pannu: "Finally we open our medal account! congratulations and thank u Sakshi Malik! Paraaya dhan does wonders for apne log 🙂 always :)"

Jackky Bhagnani: "And once again, a daughter has made us proud! Congratulations #SakshiMalik #Rio2016"

Athiya Shetty: "Congratulations #SakshiMalik. You are such an inspiration! #Rio2016 #IndiaAtRio #DreamItBelieveItAchieveIt."

Varun Dhawan: "Congratulations and thank you #SakshiMalik for making india proud. This goes to show indian women can kick anyone's ass. #respect."

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