‘Dangal’ girl Zaira opens up about her teenage life in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, Feb 9: The actress Zaira Wasim who rose to fame with “Dangal” was recently all over the news when she took to social media to post an apology. And now, the Kashmiri actress has opened her heart out to speak about her teenage life in her native place.

The 16 year-old actress says that growing up in Kashmir was slightly different as she wasn’t allowed to go out much. She went on to say that she always remained in zone and didn’t even see a huge hill next to her house.

When asked how was it growing up in Kashmir, Zaira said, “I was always in my own zone. I think my life was a little different from how the life of a 16-year-old person should be. I never went out much.

“My dad used to tell me stories that they used to go here and there. There is a huge hill right next to my house and I have never been there.”

The 16-year-old actress was speaking at the launch of Zuni Chopra’s book “The House that Spoke”.
Zaira said perhaps the biggest difference between youngsters belonging to different regions would be that they have different stories to share.

“Now, a 16 year old would be similar to the one in Mumbai or Delhi. There’s no huge difference. But I think it could be that you might see a vast variety of opinions and views.

“They have different stories to tell you, they have their own ideas about almost everything. So, apart from that ideology I don’t think there’s any vast difference.”

The Kashmir-set book published by Penguin, is the debut novel of Zuni, 15, daughter of filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra and film critic Anupama Chopra.

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