'Dangal' girl Zaira Wasim was shocked on seeing Aamir Khan's avatar in 'Secret Superstar', here's why
Aamir Khan and Zaira Wasim won hearts with their power packed performance as father and daughter in ‘Dangal’. The film, which is 2016’s biggest blockbuster brought to the audience an inspirational father and daughter story as the film traced the motivational journey of Mahavir Phogat (played by Aamir Khan) and his daughters.
‘Dangal’ went on to break records with its box office collection. The debutante actress Zaira Wasim who essayed the role of young Geeta Phogat, went on to win the first award of her life, being none other than the National award for the best actress in a supporting role.
The duo Aamir Khan and Zaira Wasim are coming back together to present another soul-stirring story with ‘Secret Superstar’. However filming for the same was difficult. While in Dangal Aamir Khan portrayed the role of Zaira’s father, ‘Secret Superstar’ will see him playing the role of a flamboyant music composer.
Talking about the experience of working with Aamir Khan for the second time, Zaira said, “I had a wonderful experience. I had lots of fun shooting this film. Most importantly for me in Dangal he was a father figure and when we started shooting for ‘Secret Superstar’ when we had his trials, I hadn’t met him for a long time. When I saw him after Dangal as Shakti Kumar I was actually shocked. I had a lot of trouble during the shoot as I would burst out laughing reacting to his shots. But I had a ball of time over all.”
‘Secret Superstar’ is a story of a young girl who aspires to be a singer. Her dreams, however, face the wrath of her father’s opposition. The film showcases the journey of a teenager who rose to fame anonymously by posting videos on the internet.
‘Secret Superstar’ is Aamir Khan Productions’ eighth film after delivering blockbuster films like Lagaan, Taare Zameen Par, Dangal among others. Produced by Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao under the banner name of Aamir Khan Productions, Zee Studios, and Akash Chawla, Secret Superstar is written and directed by Advait Chandan. The film is slated to release this Diwali.