Kashmiri actor Zaira Wasim confirmed to play daughter of Mahavir Singh Phogat as child Geeta Phogat. Zaira is the new face in Bollywood and she is excited for her film with Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan. After her shooting completion in Mumbai she is now back in Srinagar. Dangal movie is all about wrestler’s life. Aamir Khan started shooting of film in Punjab.
“The experience has been so strong to change my life. Playing Geeta Phogat, the role demanded wrestling skills on my part. I had to go through rigorous physical and mental training,” added the 15-year-old Zaira, who is currently in Class 10. Zaira training herself by activities like Running, swimming and wrestling in morning.
In acknowledgement to her career Zaira Wasim said, “Before ‘Dangal’, I had done two ads. I got a call from Mukesh Chabra (the film’s casting director) to attend an important workshop for a week. I went to Mumbai to attend the workshop. There were a lot of girls who had already done one or more ads or serials and I had to do some scenes in front of them; so, I was like ‘there is no space for me’,”
As per the Bollywood life reports its been reportedly noted that Zaira had convince her parents for her decision to act in film. Her school principal and her aunt supported her decision and they together convinced her parents.
“Some nasty comments about me were posted on social media. But Aamir Khan and the rest of the crew helped me. I am still getting comments from unknown persons, but I believe in positivity and have learned how to deal with such comments,” she said.
“To be honest, after getting back to Kashmir and being a girl, it haunts me how people would feel about me now. But I saw appreciation and support from my friends, family and other neighbors and I am really honoured that people are telling me I am representing Kashmir,” she added.