“When I heard the story for the first time, I loved it a lot. But Advait (writer) asked me to play the Shakti Kumar’s character. I told him I couldn’t see myself in that role. Kiran also didn’t want me to do this role. So I decided to go through the screen test process. Then while doing the screen test, I had fun and this was a very unusual character complete opposite of me. So it proved to be a challenge for me as an actor to make the audience believe in him. ” said, Aamir during media interaction.
Kiran Rao co producer of the film also spoke about not wanting Aamir to play the role, she said,“I told him, not to do this role he won’t be able to. It’s kind of a creepy character, he the kind of guy who you really don’t want to hang out with alone in a room. So I told him please don’t do this role, it will be very weird to do such a character after a film like Dangal. But when we went through the screen test, we laughed so much that we were convinced he can do this role too. But he wasn’t the original fit.”
Aamir Khan recently uploaded a video on his twitter handle requesting his followers to support and help the fold victims in Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Assam as much as possible, when asked about how he is contributing, he answered, “I have sent monetary support through Chief Minister’s relief fund in both the states. All we can do right now is support both the states as much as possible even if only in terms money.”
Aamir Khan will also be seen in Thugs of Hindustan Directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya with Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, and Jackie Shroff. The film will release in 2018.
Secret Superstar is a Musical Drama written and directed by Advait Chandan and produced by Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao. The film also stars Zaira Wasim and Meher Vij. The film will release in October 2017.