I am quite like Aamir: Asin

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Asin, 27, is culturally rooted in Kerala but is equally comfortable speaking Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil or English. Even though she was born in a conservative Roman Catholic Christian family, she grew up in a cosmopolitan Navy public school in Cochin, which she calls mini-India. Even though she scored over 90 per cent in her 10th board exams, she took up Humanities in the 11th, shocking her family who were confident she would take up science and get into the civil services. Being photogenic, she started modelling for ad campaigns and did her first Malayalam film at the age of 15. By the time she got to college, she had done five films in the South and had bagged her first Filmfare award. In a conversation with TOI, she opens up about her her similarities with Aamir Khan, why Akshay is her best co-star and why she would never date anyone from the industry. Excerpts: How did you get to work in Ghajini? In 2005, Ghajini was the most popular regional film down South. Aamir wanted to see it and so a special screening was organised for him in Bombay. I was at that time shooting in Chennai when I got a call from Aamir complimenting me for my performance. I thought it was a prank call from someone else till my producer told me that it must be Aamir only as he had just finished seeing the trial in Bombay. I was thrilled getting such a compliment from one of the biggest superstars in our country. Later, I was approached to act in the Hindi remake of the film with Aamir as my co-star. It was a dream Bollywood debut for me.