We hope Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Zero’ changes people’s perception about dwarfs, say para-badminton players

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who will next be seen playing a vertically challenged person in Anand L Rai’s film Zero, is giving a ray of hope to all the midgets out there! Para-badminton players Mark Dharmai and Disha Pandya hope that King Khan’s film will bring about some change in how people perceive dwarfs.

Dharmai and Pandya recently made an appearance on Star Plus’ game show Sabse Smart Kaun? to tell people how dwarfism didn’t play a road-block in achieving their dreams.While Dharmai is counted as World No. 3 in para-badminton doubles, Pandya is a national level badminton player and is also a creative head at an FMCG company. 

“We did not come (to the show) with a motive to win money but to win hearts and I hope we did that. People have a certain perception about us and we want to change it. Shah Rukh Khan and Aanand L. Rai are coming up with their movie ‘Zero’ and it is based on people like us (dwarfs). We really hope with a personality like SRK, people see us differently,” Dharmai said.

The two enjoyed their time on ‘Sabse Smart Kaun?’, hosted by Ravi Dubey. Pandya said, “Ravi is the coolest host we have met. The entire team of the show was so encouraging that we felt at home.” 

At the moment, Mark Dharmai is preparing for the Asian Games, while Disha Pandya is practicing for her first international tournament. 

Zero, directed by ‘Tanu Weds Manu’ and ‘Ranjhaana’ fame Anand L Rai, also stars Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif. The film is slated to release on December 21.