Dangal Actress, National Award Winner and teen sensation Zaira Wasim was saved from an accident on Thursday when her car landed in the famous Dal Lake in Srinagar. It is being reported that Ms. Wasim was saved from the accident unharmed physically however her copassengers survived some injuries. The 16 year old Zaira has appeared as Aamir Khan’s onscreen daughter in the sports biopic Dangal where she played the young Geeta Phogat, eldest daughter of wrestler and coach Mahavir Phogat (played by Khan). Wasim was appreciated globally for her depthful portrayal of the wrestling star so much so that she ended up winning the National Award this year for Best Supporting Actress.
Reports say that Ms. Wasim’s car was crossing Boulevard road in Srinagar when the driver lost balance and the car landed in the lake. The actress and her companions were saved for the bravery and spontaneity of the locals who wasted no time in rescuing the accident victims. The accident comes at a time of civic unrest in the valley and is an exemplary demonstration of the civility and humanity of the Kashmiri people. When the accident victims in Delhi, Mumbai and other parts of the country usually end up on phone camera recordings, this accident is a lesson to all of us who have misplaced our priorities hugely.
Ms. Wasim was in controversies a few months back in January when she first met the Chief Minister of J&K Mehbooba Mufti and then later put out a Facebook status apologising to the Kashmiri people for the same. The status was met with widespread criticism and flak on Twitter and in media, and Zaira ended up deleting it. However Aamir Khan and some other celebrities came forward in support of Zaira calling out the online trolls who bullied and mocked the teen on internet.
She is also expected to appear next in Secret Superstar which is supposed to be released around Diwali. Her first onscreen father and Bollywood’s Mr. Perfectionist Khan also makes an appearance in the film in a cameo. The film revolves around a teenage You Tube sensation who hails from a conservative background and wants to make it big in the music world.
You can catch the trailer of the film below. Let us all pray for Zaira’s speedy recovery so she is back with us soon, making us laugh and cry with her phenomenal charactes.