'Little' Geeta Phogat Zaira Wasim dreams of safe society for women

| Updated: Jan 15, 2017 12:04 IST

Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Jan. 15 (ANI): Listening to a 15-year-old, speaking about women empowerment while maintaining a poised demeanour, is bound to grab people's attention. That is exactly what happened, when 'Dangal' starlet Zaira Wasim spoke her mind out, on what was troubling her these days. "I recently heard in an interview that girls should learn wrestling for their own safety. This is very sad. This means we are living in such an environment and amongst such people where we need to learn how to wrestle for our own safety!" she said in an exclusive interview with ANI. The young girl, who hails from Jammu, seemingly finds the notion absurd and even questions the current situation of the society, which is not that safe for women, as she asks, "Why can't we just educate them?" A student of tenth standard, she dreams of building a society "which is safe for girls to live and where they are happy." In spite of a huge fan following after her stint in the sports biopic, Zaira feels she cannot be someone's role model. "I feel really honoured but I cannot be someone's inspiration. I strongly believe that the people in J&K should realise their talent, as they have a lot of potential and ability. I strongly believe that every person is different and has some or the other ability. The only thing is to recognize and realize one's potential." On the work front, Zaira will next be seen in Advait Chandan's debut directorial 'Secret Superstar,' in the titular character. (ANI)
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