The 52-year-old Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan has applauded his Dangal co-star and the lead actor of the Secret Superstar Zaira Wasim, saying she is the finest actor in the Hindi film industry today.
He was speaking at the promotional event of the upcoming movie Secret Superstar at the Global Indian International School in Singapore.
Both the actors also features in the upcoming Advait Chandan movie Secret Superstar in which Aamir Khan plays a role of creepy music director named Shakti Kumaarr while Zaira plays an aspiring rockstar Insiya.
While he was speaking about the younger generation of new actors in Filmdom and more precisely Zaira, Aamir said "These kids are so bright and intelligent. Zaira, for me, if you ask me who is the finest actor in the Hindi film industry today, I would say Zaira. She's absolutely amazing."
"There's a very famous quote by a Hollywood personality 'Never work with animals and children because they steal the scene away from you and as an audience, your heart goes out to them'," Aamir added.
Not only this, he also praised the child actor Darshel Safary and emphasized that whether you are a child or an adult the criteria of being a good actor is the same. You have to be the part, be the character and be able to deliver that. So the criteria are the same.
"I had a wonderful experience working with, whether it was Darsheel Safary in Taare Zameen Par or Zaira in Dangal or even Kunal Kemmu in Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke," he said.
Aamir Khan and Zaira are sharing the screen for the second time, before that, this duo appeared in the Nitesh Tiwari's Dangal, which released last year in which Zaira played the younger version of the Phogat sisters.
Ahead of Dangal's release, Aamir had everything good to say about the younger lot: "If I have to rate our performance in the film, I would say that these kids performed ten times better than what I did. No, I am not exaggerating anything. Once the film releases, the audience will understand. I have been working in the industry for last 25 years, but these kids are highly talented," told to Media sources.
Currently, Aamir Khan is busy in promoting Secret Superstar which will be released on the October 19.