I was never a celebrity: Malala

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Malala Yousafzai, who recently graduated from Oxford University, participated in an online interview with former Bollywood actor Twinkle Khanna. The conversation was part of a virtual Tweak India Summit that was organised to mark the actor-turned-author’s initiatives’ first anniversary. The one-day summit featured women from various fields. Malala, who juggles multiple roles of an activist, student, and manages her own organisation, the Malala Fund, shared her empowering story and discussed what kept her motivated despite the criticism. “I was never a celebrity so I never took my fame like celebrities do,” said Malala. “If someone appreciates me I’m grateful, and if someone wants to take a picture with me, I’m like, ‘why not?’”