Aamir Khan is always associated with intriguing films that perform very well both critically and commercially. In his next film ‘Dangal’, the superstar will be seen playing a wrestler, and Khan has already created massive waves in the past year for his immense weight gain in preparation for that role. And now, even before the release of that film, we’re treated with news of his next film, very intriguingly titled ‘Secret Superstar’.
‘Secret Superstar’ is directed by Khan’s former manager, Advait Chandan, who was first Assistant director on ‘Mumbai Diaries’, the debut directorial of Aamir Khan’s wife, Kiran Rao. Chandan also has other credits as Asisstant Director on films like ‘Honey Moon Travels Pvt. Ltd.’ and as Production Manager on Khan’s own directorial debut, ‘Taare Zameen Par’. So it seems Chandan has risen through the ranks and is no stranger to filmmaking.
Reportedly about a teenage girl’s rise to fame as a singer, ‘Secret Superstar’s main leads will be a mother and daughter combo, who have still yet to be cast. Aamir Khan will be playing a music composer in the film, presumably the one who gives the girl her big break.
With other films focusing on the career of singers like 2013’s ‘Aashiqui 2’ and the upcoming ‘Rock On 2’, it will be interesting to see how ‘Secret Superstar’ stands out from the crowd. One also wonders if this will be a commercial blockbuster film, or a more serious look at the struggles of trying to make it in the industry, given that Chandan has only been involved in movies with a more grounded tone.
Given the story of the movie, it’s obvious that ‘Secret Superstar’ will have a great soundtrack, so to provide the movie with its melody, Amit Trivedi will be the music composer for the film behind the camera, while Aamir portrays the same on camera. Trivedi’s previous scores feature the soundtracks of films like ‘Queen’, ‘Lootera’ and the upcoming ‘Udta Punjab’.
Lyrics for the film will be provided by Kausar Munir, who’s previously done the same for films like ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ & ‘Dhoom 3’.
Aamir Khan never does a film unless he completely immerses himself in the subject matter and the making, so ‘Secret Superstar’ automatically gets put on a pedestal, and gets added to everyone’s list of movies to look out for. While the title of the movie sounds very curious, given the story, one wonders exactly how ‘Secret Superstar’ will turn out.
Stay tuned to DesiForce.com for more news on ‘Secret Superstar’ as it happens.