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.