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Secret Superstar director Advait Chandan on Aamir Khan

Secret Superstar director Advait Chandan: “I was too scared to narrate my film to Aamir Khan”

Secret Superstar director Advait Chandan on Aamir Khan

Advait Chandan is all set to make his debut as a director with Secret Superstar, featuring Zaira WasimMeherVij and Aamir Khan.

The director had been managing Aamir’s schedule post Dhobi Ghat and it was just before he donned the director’s hat that he bequeathed the job to his brother. He recalls the moment when he met Aamir for the first time; “I remember his first message, his first instruction and also the moment when I was introduced to him. I distinctly remember his first instruction during the shooting of Taare Zameen Par when he called me by my name and requested to arrange ice cream for the whole unit. My next call was to my mother.”


Apprehensive about reaching out to Aamir for the narration of Secret Superstar, he narrated the idea first to producer and screenwriter Kiran Rao. It was during an outdoor shoot for the film PK when Kiran heard the story and gave Advait the go ahead to write the screenplay.

Advait shares when the time came to give Aamir the narration. “It was in front of my eyes that Aamir had okayed Dhoom 3, PK and Dangal after their narration but there were also close to 40 to 50 other projects which he had rejected. I had already practicesd eight times. When I was past 15 pages, he told me to stop as he was unable to follow anything since I was narrating so fast. That really broke my confidence and I saw my career vanishing in front of my eyes. Thankfully, he heard it again and when it got over, he had tears in his eyes. He [then] only asked me to find a new manager and said when do you want to make the film.”

Secret Superstar releases in cinemas on 19th October 2017.

Watch Zaira Wasim from Wrestler to Singer here:

Starring Zaira Wasim, Meher Vij and Aamir Khan

Secret Superstar releases in cinemas on 19th October 2017

Distributed by Zee Studios International

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Film Credits
Language: Hindi with English subtitles
Cast: Zaira Wasim, Meher Vij, Aamir Khan
Director: Advait Chandan
Producers: Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao, Zee Studios, Akash Chawla
Music: Amit Trivedi


YouTube links to Secret Superstar teaser trailers, Making of videos etc: 

Secret Superstar teaser: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6jaRsnchro

Secret Superstar trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_yb8HORges

Main Kaun Hoon song video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyZ0aXrpJIc

Making of Main Kaun Hoon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfN4UwPJbPM

Main Kaun Hoon Unplugged: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsL9cJPbwPo

Sapne Re song video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQZdmF3VZyg

Meri Pyaari Ammi song video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4I2H6Mulc0

Meri Pyaari Ammi full audio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIH5jYDjUQ0

Making of Meri Pyaari Ammi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfN4UwPJbPM

Aamir Khan talks about his first love: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oR3vHcciulU

Making Meri Pyaari Ammi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXl-zHHFOp0

Aamir Khan talks about his first love: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oR3vHcciulU

Aamir Khan as Shakti Kumaarr: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEhackLVNSE