Fifteen-year-old Zaira Wasim is set to make her big screen debut with Aamir Khan in his latest film, Dangal. She will be seen playing the role of a younger Geeta Phogat (Olympic athlete) in the movie. Now, we have found out that the Kashmiri girl will also be seen in Aamir’s next production, Secret Superstar, which has been helmed by debutant director Advait Chandan.
Zaira Wasim has just appeared for her 10th standard board examinations. She is very excited to see herself on the big screen. Apparently, the casting director, Mukesh Chhabra, auditioned over 5,000 girls for the character of a younger Geeta. “He was aware that Zaira is a strong actor. So, when Aamir was looking for a girl to play the part, Mukesh suggested that Aamir get her to audition,” says the insider.