Zaira Wasim is gearing up to play the protagonist with immune deficiency disorder in Shonali Bose’s next movie.

It was earlier reported that Priyanka Chopra and Abhishek Bachchan have been approached to feature in Bose’s next directorial that is inspired by the true-life story of Aisha Chaudhary, reports the Pune Mirror. Reports now say that the makers have roped in ‘Dangal’ (2016) and ‘Secret Superstar’ (2017) actress Zaira Wasim to play the young protagonist in the film which will be produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur.

A motivational speaker with a book, ‘My Little Epiphanies,’ to her name, Chaudhary was born with an immune deficiency disorder and at 13 was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis. Despite her ailments, the youngster faced life head-on, sharing what gave her a sense of hope and control through her book and inspiring many with her life-affirming talks on several platforms since she was 15. She was named an INK Fellow following her speeches in the 2011 and 2013 INK Conferences and was also a speaker at TEDx Pune in 2013. She eventually passed away on January 24, 2015, at age 18.

“Zaira really liked the script and has given her nod to the project. Shonali is currently busy with the pre-production and is hoping to start shooting by the middle of this year in Mumbai. Priyanka and Abhishek will play parents to Zaira’s character,” informs a source close to the development.
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  • Nina

    I can so picture her for this role.