- "Nobody can wake him up. No matter what happens," Advait said
- Advait has been associated with Aamir for the past 11 years
- Secret Superstar marks Advait's debut as a director
"It is quite a famous circus. Its tickets are very expensive. But I wanted to see it, so I told Aamir sir. He even agreed. A cost of one ticket was Rs 40,000-50,000. I got ready at the right time. I kept trying to wake up Aamir sir, but he didn't get up. That's why we could not go. But when he is having work and has given a commitment, then he arrives half an hour before time. I was a manager, so I used to take care of the fact that I, too, should reach before time," Advait Chandan told mid-day.
Secret Superstar marks Advait's debut as a director. The film is headlined by Aamir's Dangal co-star Zaira Wasim, who played the younger version of wrestler Geeta Phogat while he features in a cameo. Advait also told mid-day that he completed writing Secret Superstar's script when Aamir used to shoot and got the film's idea while travelling with the PK actor during for Satyamev Jayate.
Advait earlier revealed that during the making of Dhobi Ghat (released in 2010), Aamir asked him to come on board as his manager. "When he suggested it (asked me if I wanted to manage his work), I was like 'Ye toh lottery lag gayi (It was like winning a lottery). The thing is when you're working with him, and you're managing his work and diary, you're getting to spend time with one of the most powerful producers and actors in the country," Advait told news agency IANS.
Secret Superstar will release this Diwali. Aamir Khan is currently filming Thugs Of Hindostan, which is scheduled to release next year in November.