Secret Superstar: Aamir Khan made sure Zaira Wasim doesn’t cheat. Here’s how

Secret Superstar: It was recently revealed that Mr Perfectionist Aamir Khan was adamant that throughout the shoot, they wouldn't cheat at all. Zaira Wasim had to learn to play the guitar well enough to look as convincing and real as a professional one.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: October 9, 2017 2:25:55 pm

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Bollywood’s Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan is leaving no stone unturned for making his upcoming film ‘Secret Superstar’ a superhit. Starring Dangal girl Zaira Wasim, ‘Secret Superstar’ is a coming-of-age story about a Baroda based young girl Insiya who aspires to be a singer.

It was recently revealed that Aamir was adamant throughout the shoot that they wouldn’t cheat at all. Zaira Wasim had to learn to play the guitar well enough to look as convincing and real as a professional one. Hence, she learnt guitar for an entire year to perfect the act of singing on screen.

16-year-old Zaira says, “I had to make sure it did not look like I was acting. There are times you might miss a beat or two. Ensuring that I don’t miss it was difficult,” she says. But was it easier than learning to wrestle? “Both are equally difficult. I was scared when I first learnt how to wrestle. I wasn’t sure I could pull it off — it would not have been possible without my coach Kripa sir (Kripa Shankar Bishnoi).”

Aamir too shared his thoughts about the same saying, “We were clear from beginning that we won’t cheat in the film. Insia, the character of Zaira is a singer and had to play the character correctly. I am so impressed with her performance. As an actor, whenever we play a musical instrument, we often try to play it accurately. She (Zaira) has gone a step further and has spent a lot of time with Meghna Mishra (singer) because she wanted to understand how to sing. They used to also rehearse together.”

In ‘Secret Superstar’ Zaira aka Insiya faces resistance from her father after which she opts to follow her dreams by posting videos on social media anonymously. The trailer of the film has been receiving a great response from all corners. The songs ‘Main Kaun Hoon’, ‘Meri Pyaari Ammi’, ‘Sapne Re’ and ‘I Miss You’ have also become hits.

The film has been generating huge buzz owing to Aamir Khan-Zaira Wasim returning to celluloid after ‘Dangal’ where their camaraderie was just spot-on. Furthermore, Aamir’s quirky and colourful character of composer Shakti Kumaarr is one that we will be seeing after a long time.

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 on October 19 2017.

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