Srinagar: Zaira Wasim, who played Aamir Khans on-screen daughter in Bollywood blockbuster Dangal, has won her first national award.
16-year-old Srinagar girl, who played the character of the young wrestler in the movie, won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Post her impressive performance in Dangal, the Kashmiri teenager hogged headlines after she apologised for her meeting with the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.
She wrote an open apology on her Facebook page with two posts that were deleted later.
Zaira Wasims Facebook post read: I know that many people have been offended and displeased by my recent actions or by the people I have recently met. I want to apologise to all those people who Ive unintentionally hurt and want them to know that I understand their sentiments, especially considering what has happened (in Kashmir) over the past six months. I hope people can also understand there are certain circumstances that emerge which one cannot control. I hope people still remember that Im a just a 16-year-old girl and treat me accordingly. Im sorry for what I did, but it was not a deliberate decision and I really hope people can forgive me.
The Dangal girl may have been surrounded by controversies, but she is just a normal 16-year-old kid.
Zaira Wasims family was against her acting career, but was convinced by her school principal and her aunt to let her pursue it. Now, Zaira has starred in a few ads apart from the movie Dangal. She was seen in a commercial for Tata Sky and it was shot in Gulmarg in Kashmir.
She was also seen in an ad for Nokia Lumia smartphone, which was shot in the hilly area of Almora in Uttarakhand.
Next, Zaira Wasim is busy shooting for Secret Superstar, which will release on August 4, 2017. In the movie, Zaira will be playing a singer. The film has a cameo by Aamir Khan.
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