Aamir Khan in a still from Secret Superstar (courtesy YouTube)
- 'Thugs Of Hindostan takes a back seat now,' tweeted Aamir
- 'I dive 100% into Secret Superstar from today,' he added
- Secret Superstar releases on October 19
Aamir Khan features as Shakti Kumaarr, a music director, in Secret Superstar
- a role which he describes as the "toughest" so far. Directed by Advait Chandan, Secret Superstar
is all set to release on October 19 and will keep the 52-year-old actor occupied with promotional duties. All this while, Aamir was filming Thugs Of Hindostan
but now the shooting will have to wait, the actor tweeted on Sunday: "Thugs Of Hindostan takes a back seat now, as I dive 100% into Secret Superstar from today." Aamir co-stars with his Dangal
co-star Zaira Wasim, who plays the protagonist in Secret Superstar
. Thugs Of Hindostan
will have a new co-star for Aamir and it is none other than megastar Amitabh Bachchan.
Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh - both of who have shared screen space with the actor once each - star in Thugs Of Hindostan
. This is how Aamir Khan updated us about his roster:
Aamir had been regular with his PR duties for Secret Superstar
, sharing songs and tweeting about the movie. Only last week, he tweeted a behind-the-scenes video documenting his transformation for his secret
onscreen persona. "The character I am playing (Shakti Kumaarr) in the film, flirts with girls and has all bad qualities one could think of," he says in the video.
Directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, Thugs Of Hindostan
went on floors earlier year with the first schedule in Malta, since when updates have been arriving from the film's team. Last month, photographs of Aamir from the sets of Thugs Of Hindostan
went viral and the Internet was quick to point out his resemblance to Tyrion Lannister of Game Of Thrones
. Since he's started shooting for the period piece, Aamir makes public appearances sporting unkempt hair, earrings and a nose pin - which could be a glimpse of his thug
life on screen.
Produced by Yash Raj Films, Thugs Of Hindostanis scheduled to hit in theatres on November 7
, next year.