- "Actors should be able to play any character," Nawazuddin said
- "It is completely opposite Aamir's character in real life," said Nitesh
- Secret Superstar releases on Thursday
Secret Superstar features Aamir's Dangal co-star Zaira Wasim as the lead Insia, an aspiring young singer, whose dreams are not supported by her conservative father. However, Shakti Kumaarr helps her in achieving her dreams and passion of becoming a singing superstar.
Of Shakti Kumaarr, Kiran Rao, who is the co-producer of Secret Superstar, said that she thought the character was 'creepy' and the "kind of a guy you don't want to hang out alone in the room with." "I told him please don't do it, you just did Dangal, you were playing a father in it," PTI quoted Kiran as saying.
Even Dangal director Nitesh Tiwari is impressed with Aamir's role as Shakti Kumaarr. "I'm not saying this because I have worked with Aamir sir, but it's genuinely a really nice movie. Shakti's character is completely opposite Aamir sir's character in real life. His onscreen character is very quirky and cheap, but from inside, he has a very soft heart and he guides Zaira's character in the film.
(With IANS and PTI inputs)