Zaira, who comes from Kashmir, says she did not grow up watching Hindi films much and had no desire to become an actor. “I still do not know if I am going to become an actress in future as a serious full-timer, but every time when I act, I try to deliver my best… Both the films that I have done offer beautiful stories,” said Zaira.
Recalling her audition for Dangal, she said, “I did not go there with any expectation, but with a curious mind to explore and know what is acting and how they audition. Rest was a process and I think I am one of the luckiest children who got the best opportunity. And then working with AK twice… I am blessed.”