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Zaira Wasim says Mary Kom is her favourite sportswoman

Press Trust of India  |  Bengaluru 

Young actress Zaira Wasim of 'Dangal' fame today said Mary Kom is her favourite sportswoman and would like to play her on silver screen.

"I am in love with Mary Kom ever since I have been involved with the Rotary Club. She is my favourite," she said replying to questions by reporters at the announcement of the 11th edition of 'Midnight Marathon 2017' here.

Zaira, who is the Youth Ambassador for the marathon scheduled from December 16 to 17, also unveiled the theme for this year "Run to BEneFIT'.

Asked if she would prefer to play Kom's role on silver screen, she said "If it is happening (Mary Kom 3) I would love to do it."

The actress also said Virat Kohli is his favourite cricketer. "I am in awe of Virat Kohli, and who is not?," he said.

Replying to a query, Zaira said: "I don't plan my future. I believe in destiny. I have realised in last three years, that whatever you plan, it does not materialise because destiny has its own plans," she said.

However, studies is her priority for now, Zaira said.

Race Director Gul Mohamed Akbar said funds raised from the marathon will be used for the infrastructure development, education and hygiene of seven government schools, impacting more than 4,000 students.

Livebands, food stalls and a flea market selling curio items from across the country will entertain visitors and runners alike through the night, Akbar said.

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First Published: Thu, November 09 2017. 20:57 IST