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Winning the national award fetched me a lot of love, says Zaira Wasim

Posted October 4th, 2017, 02:39 PM IST

Winning the national award fetched me a lot of love, says Zaira Wasim

Mumbai: Zaira Wasim, a household name post ‘Dangal,’ is keen on pursuing her education and is studying humanity, with a keen interest in psychology and philosophy.

“Fortunately, my studies have not stopped and they won’t. I am keen on completing my education. I had taken up humanity in STD 11. I took up humanity as human behaviour enchants me a lot. I am attracted towards knowing more about people. Reading their psychology also interests me to a huge extent. I love to learn the troubled minds of people. Also, thus slowly and gradually try to calm down their anxieties and troubled minds. This helps to control my emotions as well. I too have developed the knack of holding the calmness of my mind at turbulent times,” she elaborated.

Having received open arms reception in Bollywood, she says, “I have not made any friends except Aamir’s family. We are close to them. Also, whenever I come to Mumbai, I do not go out much. I am like that even back home. I have a few friends from my school days. After receiving the national award, life has changed in only one manner and that is-I get loads of love where ever go. Life is otherwise the same.”

Speaking of her stellar debut in Dangal, she anxiously gushes, “I am blessed that I am working with great people. I can only say, “Yes, I am lucky to have been bestowed upon a chance to work in the national award winning film.”

Zaira, who will next be seen in Advait Chandan’s debut directorial Secret Superstar, produced by Aamir himself, has a lot to talk about the movie.

“Playing this character was challenging. I could not connect to it. I have grown in a liberal family, where my father never touched me. And here, suddenly, I am abused. Therefore, I could not come to terms with it. I was surprised that this actually happens in some part of the world. This made me feel emotional. I did not know how to react while enacting this character in the beginning.”

‘Secret Superstar,’ which also has a quirky extended cameo from Aamir Khan, releases on October 19.