“Don’t know if I’ll become a full-time actor in the future”

Even after Zaira Wasim got positive reviews for her work in Dangal and Secret Superstar, she has no plans for turning acting into her sole career just yet. Zaira, who grew up in Kashmir, says she did not grow up watching Bollywood films and had no desire of becoming an actor. “I still do not know if I'm going to become an actress in the future as a serious full-timer, but every time when I act, I try to deliver my best. Both the films that I have done offer beautiful stories,” said the 16-year-old. But despite the critical acclaim and success, the young star doesn't let her celebrity status define who she is.

Remembering her audition for Dangal, Zaira shared, "I did not go there with any expectation, but with a curious mind to explore and know what is acting and how they audition. Rest was a process and I think I am one of the luckiest children who got the best opportunity."