Even before we could get more details on Aamir Khan's next release Dangal, rumours about his next film have already started to emerge.
While Aamir plays a wrestler in Dangal, he will be seen playing the role of a music composer in his next film, tentatively titled Secret Superstar.
According to this DNA report, the film was earlier titled Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna Hai, and will be the directorial debut of his manager, Advait Chandan. However, he will be seen in a supporting role, and the film's lead cast, a mother-son duo, are yet to be finalised.
The film is touted to be a musical, with music by ace composer Amit Trivedi and will start shooting in June.
Aamir is currently wrapping up the shoot for his film Dangal, for which he had to go through a gruelling weight gain and then weight loss regime. The film is based on the life of wrestler Mahavir Phogat and is slated to release in December 2016.
Aamir Khan starts shooting for his cameo in Secret Superstar By Bollywood Hungama News Network, Sep 1, 2016 - 10:45 hrs IST
Earlier we had reported that Aamir Khan will be a part of his former manager Advait Chandan's directorial debut Secret Superstar. And now we hear that the actor, who generally likes to take one film at a time, has already shooting for the same.
Though it is not a full-fledged role, we hear that Aamir Khan will be seen in a pivotal cameo in the film. While he has kick started the shoot for the same on Tuesday, August 30, the actor it seems will have a schedule of eight days for the film. In fact, it is being said that Aamir has asked the permission from Nitesh Tiwari, his Dangal director to wrap up the schedule of Advait's next since he was working with the director on the music of their ambitious wrestling drama.
From what we hear, Aamir Khan plays the role of a music mentor in Secret Superstar in the film which focuses on a mother-child relationship. The film, apparently produced by Aamir Khan, is being extensively shot in Gujarat.
Box Office Clash : This Time Its Aamir Versus Rajinikanth & Akshay
Its Aamir Khan's Secret Superstar versus Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0 (Robot 2) during Diwali
By Koimoi.com Team -April 10, 2017
2017 seems to be year of big Bollywood clashes. After the box office battle between SRK’s Raees and Hrithik’s Kaabil during Republic day, few days back Akshay confirmed his box clash (Toilet – Ek Prem Katha) With Shah Rukh Khan’s next on 11th August.
And now, its Aamir Khan’s Secret Superstar versus Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0 (Robot 2) during Diwali.
Secret Superstar was earlier slated to release on 4th August, but now its postponed to Diwali.
The film was about to clash with Sanjay Dutt’s comeback film Bhoomi on August 4th.
It has been witnessed in the recent times that there are decent amount of room for two or more released during the festive season of Diwali. According to a reliable source close to the development, “Aamir himself called Rajini Sir and discussed his concerns vis-à-vis SECRET SUPERSTAR shifting from August to Diwali. Both the actors share a warm bond and it was with Rajini Sir’s blessings that Aamir has announced a Diwali release for SECRET SUPERSTAR.”
Previously the 4th installment of Golmaal series was scheduled to release during Diwali, but to avoid the clash with 2.0, Golmaal Again is now pre-poned to 6th October.
2.0, which is the sequel of 2010’s blockbuster Enthiran (Robot) is expected to be the most expensive Indian film with the budget of 400 crores. The film is directed by Shankar and it stars Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson and Sudhanshu Pandey.
While Secret Superstar is directed by debutante Advait Chandan and it features National Award winning actress Zaira Wasim of Dangal fame in the central character. The film also stars Meher Vij and Aamir Khan in a cameo. The film revolves around the story of a child who aspires to be a singer. The film is produced by Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao and presented by Zee Studios.
‘Secret Superstar’ to release in Diwali 2017, to clash with 2.0 and Golmaal Again. Here’s the real reason!
Apr 9, 2017 - 12:06 pm IST
Moviegoers can rejoice… the Diwali weekend just got bigger! Aamir Khan has decided to release his new film SECRET SUPERSTAR in Diwali 2017. The film was scheduled for release on 4 August 2017, but will now hit the screens on the festive occasion of Diwali.
Yes, you read it right: SECRET SUPERSTAR will now be clashing with Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0. GOLMAAL AGAIN is also eyeing Diwali 2017, so it’s a BIG Diwali weekend on the cards.
The question uppermost on everyone’s mind is, what prompted Aamir to shift its release to Diwali? With two biggies scheduled for release on 11 August 2017 [Imtiaz Ali‘s SRK-Anushka starrer and the Akshay Kumar starrer TOILET EK PREM KATHA], the makers of SECRET SUPERSTAR took the wise decision of releasing the film on another date, sources close to the film confirm.
The showcasing of SECRET SUPERSTAR in its second weekend is equally important and if SECRET SUPERSTAR would’ve released on its original date [4 August 2017], the showcasing of the film would be marginalised since a majority of screens + shows would be occupied by the two new releases, starring SRK and Akshay.
Traditionally, it has been witnessed that the festive period of Diwali has room for two or more releases. Also, sources close to the development state, “Aamir himself called Rajini Sir and discussed his concerns vis-à-vis SECRET SUPERSTAR shifting from August to Diwali. Both the actors share a warm bond and it was with Rajini Sir’s blessings that Aamir has announced a Diwali release for SECRET SUPERSTAR.”
SECRET SUPERSTAR features the DANGAL actress Zaira Wasim in the lead, who has just won the prestigious National Award for Best Supporting Actor. Aamir plays a role that he best explains as ‘dal mein tadka’. A Zee Studios presentation, SECRET SUPERSTAR is produced by Aamir Khan Productions and written-directed by Advait Chandan.
Secret Superstar Trailer Featuring Aamir, Zaira Is Out & It’s Amazing
Trailer of Secret Superstar, produced by Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao, is out and you'll watch it more than once.
By Koimoi.com Team -August 2, 2017
Aamir Khan’s enjoying midas touch since last few years in Bollywood. Giving Bollywood its 1st 100 crore film, 1st 200 crore film, 1st 300 crore, Bollywood’s highest earning film in Dangal and what not. Trailer of Secret Superstar, produced by Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao, is out and you’ll watch it more than once.
Aamir Khan is called Mr. Perfectionist for a reason and he proves this again for nth time in this trailer. His swag is the best thing about the trailer. He is playing the role of a rockstar. He is not your usual run of the mill guy who attempts to be cool, he is cool. Zaira Wasim plays a Muslim girl who aspires to become a singer but has born in a conservative family. Her mother is on her side for her passion but father strictly hates it. Zaira has already won many hearts with her performance in Dangal. She acts mature and still manages to look innocent proving her subtlety.
Aamir interestingly will neither be playing the lead in the movie nor a cameo. It’s being billed as an extended guest appearance. Aamir Khan plays a goofy rock star in Secret Superstar, a character that will supposedly be the mentor to the character of Zaira Wasim. The film also boasts of music by Amit Trivedi.
Secret Superstar marks the directorial debut of Advait Chandan. Advait previously worked as an assistant director in films like Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd and Kiran Rao’s directorial debut Dhobi Ghat.
The film is produced by Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao and also stars Meher Vij and Raj Arjun in supporting roles. It is set to hit the screens this Diwali (20th October).
Aamir Khan On Comparing His Work With Salman Khan & Shah Rukh Khan
Aamir on Wednesday began the promotion of his upcoming production Secret Superstar.
By Koimoi.com Team -August 3, 2017
Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan believes the result of creative work is “unpredictable”. The actor says he’s a fan of the roles that Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan play and that he doesn’t draw comparisons to his work with theirs.
Aamir on Wednesday began the promotion of his upcoming production Secret Superstar. Present at the trailer launch of the film here, Aamir was asked if he wishes for stardom like that of Shah Rukh Khan or Salman Khan.
To that, he said, “I am very happy in the space that I am. I think that I have a very warm relationship with my audience and it’s something that I have built over the years. It’s something that I cherish a lot and am very grateful for.”
“There aren’t many people who can say that they have the freedom to work on something that they love. So, I am really happy, and this is the place that I want to be in.”
Aamir was asked if he thinks he is the only bankable star among the top three Khans of Bollywood, given the success of his Dangal and considering how in the recent past Shah Rukh’s films haven’t fared as well or even how Salman’s Tubelight did dim business at the box office.
He said, “Creative work is unpredictable. All of us try our best. Sometimes we succeed, sometimes we don’t. I don’t think because of one or two films, anyone’s stardom will be affected.”
He added, “I think Salman and Shah Rukh both are huge stars and I am a fan of their roles. I don’t really compare like this. Each one is unique and different.” Dangal had done great business in China.
Aamir said: “I would love for my films to be released in China too. I would love to do a film if there is a co-production treaty between India and China. There are so many talented actors in China, so if there is a great story out there, then why not.”
Regarding Secret Superstar, Aamir said it’s a musical film and composer Amit Trivedi has done a great job.
“Amit Trivedi is a very talented music composer. When you will listen to the songs, you will understand. This film is basically a musical and it’s a story about a girl who is very talented singer and composer. Music is a very important part of this film and I think Amit and Kausar (lyricist Kausar Munir) both have done an amazing job.”
“We are really happy with the songs we have got because they are exactly what we wanted in those situations.”
Secret Superstar” is a musical drama written and directed by Advait Chandan and produced by Aamir and his wife Kiran Rao. The film, slated to release in October, also stars Zaira Wasim and Meher Vij.
Aamir will also be seen in Thugs of Hindostan“, directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya. Also featuring Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Jackie Shroff, it will release in 2018.
“Slowly One By One We Will Be Revealing Each One Of The Superstars”: Aamir Khan
The film has been helmed by debut director Advait Chandan.
By Koimoi.com Team - August 19, 2017
Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan, whose production house is coming up with Secret Superstar, says the film has a lot of “secret” superstars.
Secret Superstar is a story of a girl who dreams big to be a singer but is held by the pressure of her family, therefore, secretly reaches her audience on social media. The role of the aspiring singer Insu has been played by Zaira Wasim, who earlier was seen alongside Aamir in Dangal.
The film has been helmed by debut director Advait Chandan.
“I would like to say Kiran and I feel we are so fortunate that such talented people have come to us with material that we have loved and it’s great for us to be able to make films, introduce films, give the opportunity to creative talent like Advait,” Aamir said in a statement.
Secret Superstar as the title in the film refers to Zaira and of course, Zaira is a huge star but it’s no longer a secret. She was a secret superstar until ‘Dangal’ had released. But I must tell you that Secret Superstar has got many secret superstars in it.
“Slowly one by one we will be revealing each one of the superstars as we go along this journey and Advait is certainly one of them. When you see the film you’ll realize what a beautiful story he has written and how well he had made the film,” he added.
Produced by Aamir Khan Productions, Zee Studios, and Akash Chawla, Secret Superstar is slated to release this Diwali.
Aamir Khan is called Mr. Perfectionist for a reason and he proves this again for nth time in the trailer of Secret Superstar. His swag is the best thing about the trailer. He is playing the role of a rock star. He is not your usual run of the mill guy who attempts to be cool, he is cool. Zaira Wasim plays a Muslim girl who aspires to become a singer but has born in a conservative family. Her mother is on her side for her passion but father strictly hates it. Zaira has already won many hearts with her performance in Dangal. She acts mature and still manages to look innocent proving her subtlety.
At The Secret Superstar’s Song Launch, Aamir Khan Introduced THIS Superstar From The Film
Meghna Mishra’s father went a step ahead and without blinking an eyelid, said that with the kind of large heartedness that Aamir Khan has, he will soon become a saint.
By Koimoi.com Team -August 21, 2017
After Aamir Khan hit the mega jackpot with his super smash hit film Dangal, needless to say, that, all the eyes were trained on his next film. Aamir Khan, as always, surprised everyone, by announcing that his next film, titled Secret Superstar, will not feature him in the lead. But, he will be featuring in a “guest appearance”.
Ever since the time the promo of Secret Superstar got released, people went crazy about Aamir Khan’s funky-spunky look in the film. After the much-lauded trailer, today, the makers of the film launched their first song in front of the media, who scored cent percent in attendance.
The first song from Secret Superstar, titled ‘Main Kaun Hoon’ was released today in the presence of the real superstar Aamir Khan and other team members from the film. The event’s invite stated that Aamir Khan will be introducing ‘yet another superstar’ from the film. And the ‘other superstar’ from the film turned out to be none other than the extremely down to earth singer of the song Meghna Mishra, a 16-year-old girl, who, Aamir Khan introduced as a ‘Superstar’. Hailing from a family of music, the soft spoken Meghna Mishra recalled her journey from her beginning to where she had reached today. Aamir Khan revealed to the media persons that, he was extremely shocked when he got to know that Meghna Mishra was once rejected at a singing reality show!
The said song, ‘Main Kaun Hoon’ has been sung by Meghna Mishra, penned by Kausar Munir and composed by Amit Trivedi. The song’s launch was nothing less than spectacular, in totality. While Aamir Khan was at his usual cool and composed self, he was accompanied by Kausar Munir, Amit Trivedi and the ‘superstar’ of the event Meghna Mishra, who was present with her parents. Speaking about Meghna, Aamir Khan said that it was their honour to have worked with an extremely talented artist like her. When asked about their experience with Aamir Khan, Meghna Mishra’s mother said that Aamir Khan was a wonderful human being and that it was a delight to be a part of the film. On the other hand, Meghna Mishra’s father went a step ahead and without blinking an eyelid, said that with the kind of large heartedness that Aamir Khan has, he will soon become a saint. This evoked claps galore from the entire audience.
Speaking about the film’s music, Aamir Khan said that he was a great fan of Amit Trivedi and wanted to work with him for the longest time. He added that Amit was one of the most talented in Bollywood. Speaking about Kausar Munir, he said that he was extremely happy to see the way she had bloomed into a creative person, as he had known her ever since her childhood.
Elaborating about the song, Aamir Khan said that the song was an extremely thought-provoking one with a deep meaning to it. He added that the song mirrored the minds of creative people. Aamir Khan added, “The film’s title refers to Zaira, who is a huge star, which is no longer a secret. She was a secret superstar until Dangal had released. But I must tell you that the film Secret Superstar has got many ‘secret superstars’ in it. Slowly, one by one, we will be revealing each one of the superstars as we go along this journey and Advait Chandan is certainly one of them. When you see the film, you will realize what a beautiful story he has written and how well he had made the film.”
Another media person asked Aamir Khan about if he felt that the audiences were now gravitating more towards content-oriented cinema and not star vehicles, Aamir Khan said, “I think every creative person goes through ups and downs. We all try to do good work, which will be liked by people. Sometimes we succeed, sometimes we don’t. I don’t think that should directly reflect on the immediate stardom of a person. We shouldn’t get swayed by this and continue to do what we believe in”.
A few minutes later, when a reporter asked Aamir Khan about Bollywood missing the 100 crore mark with films like Shah Rukh Khan’s Jab Harry Met Sejal and Salman Khan’s Tubelight not doing as much was expected from them, Aamir Khan replied, “I think it isn’t fair when you take the three names (Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan) while talking about stars. There are several talented stars in our film industry, who are extremely popular. Akshay’s film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is doing very good and people are liking it”. When Meghna was asked about what qualities she imbibed from Aamir Khan and Amit Trivedi, she said one of the important qualities that they both had was that they both went in-depth and walked every possible extra mile to make it a success.
For the uninitiated, Aamir Khan’s Secret Superstar sees the ‘Mr. Perfectionist’ playing the role of a goofy, uber-cool rock star. Not the usual run-of-the-mill guy who tries in hand in being cool, Aamir Khan is cool personified in the trailer. On the other hand, Zaira Wasim, who plays a Muslim girl aspiring to become a singer but, cannot do so as she was born in a conservative family. Despite being a ‘secretly supportive’ mother, Zaira’s on-screen father strictly hates her aspirations of being a singer. What role does Aamir Khan play while mentoring Zaira Wasim on her road to fame is what forms the premise of the film. The trailer sees the young Zaira Wasim manages to put on a mature act, despite being at such a tender age.
Secret Superstar marks the directorial debut of Advait Chandan, who had previously worked as an Assistant Director in films like Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd and Dhobi Ghat, which was Kiran Rao’s directorial debut. Secret Superstar is produced by Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao and also stars Meher Vij and Raj Arjun in supporting roles. It is set to hit the screens this Diwali (20th October).