Aamir Khan who is gearing up for the release of his upcoming film Secret Superstar in a statement revealed that his Shakti Kumaarr drove inspiration from Jeetendra and Anil Kapoor.
Aamir said in a statement: “One of the secrets from ‘Secret Superstar’ is that in this film, I have used some lines that film actors usually use in their personal life and whenever I meet them. I tend to remember some lines from it, and I have used those lines while playing my character in the film.”
The actor further said when he met Jeetendra for the very first time, he was assisting Nasir sahab. “Jeetuji said, ‘Nasir sahab, I have been offered a film which has a double role’. Jeetuji laughed and said I can’t do one role properly and I have been offered two roles.”
“Further, he said that it’s perfectly fine, I’ll do it well and said ‘Buck up India’…” Aamir found the words so charming that they stuck with him for all the years and he finally got to use them in ‘Secret Superstar’.
Khan also said whenever they still meet somewhere Jeetendra says, ‘Son, you have a release now… Buck Up India! It will do very good’.
Talking about Anil Kapoor’s trait, Mr. Perfectionist said, “One thing about Anil Kapoor I have noticed is that whenever he is done talking on a call, he doesn’t say bye once, he says ‘Bye, bye, bye, bye, bye’ in series. My character uses this trait also.”
The film has been helmed by debut director Advait Chandan and produced by Aamir Khan Productions, Zee Studios, and Akash Chawla.
‘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 has been played by Zaira Wasim.
‘Secret Superstar’ presented by Zee Music Company releases this Diwali on 19th Oct 2017.