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- Secret Superstar also stars Zaira Wasim, Aamir's Dangal co-star
- Secret Superstar releases later this year
Aamir Khan said: "When I heard the story, I really liked it. When Advait (director Advait Chandan) asked me to do this role, I said I cannot see myself doing it. Even Kiran said the same. I said I'll do a screen test and if I do well, I'll take up the role. While doing it, I realised I was having fun." Kiran Rao added: "When we saw the screen test, all of us laughed so much. We were totally convinced that he can be this strange creepy person. He did it so well that we had to believe. But he wasn't the original fit."
Of his character in Secret Superstar, Aamir Khan told PTI: "It is a very unusual character for me. The character is very different from me. It was a challenge for me to play this character and make people believe that this character is like that."
But Aamir Khan is not the protagonist of Secret Superstar, which he produces with Kiran Rao. Aamir's Dangal co-star Zaira Wasim, who played the role of young Geeta Phogat in the film and won a National Award for her portrayal.
Secret Superstar releases later this year on Diwali.
(With PTI inputs)