Aamir Khan: Secret Superstar is about empowerment of girl child, just like Dangal

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Superstar Aamir Khan on Thursday said that he intends to highlight the message of equality between boys and girls in the society through his upcoming film Secret Superstar. This is something which he did in his last blockbuster film Dangal as well. Secret Superstar revolves around a young girl (Zaira Wasim) and her dream to become a singer.

Talking about the similarity between the two films, producer Aamir said in a statement, “This film and Dangal, both are based on the same topic – which is changing the attitude towards girls. Treating girls equally as we treat our boys. This is again based on empowerment of the girl child.”

Aamir Khan and Zaira Wasim had earlier collaborated for Dangal. Zaira received her first National Award in the Best Supporting Actress category for her performance in the wrestling drama. In Dangal, Zaira Wasim’s character fights against all odds with the support of her father. In her upcoming film Secret Superstar, the 16-year-old plays an aspiring singer who dreams of making a name for herself in the world.

Produced by Aamir and Kiran Rao under their banner Aamir Khan Productions, along with Zee Studios and Akash Chawla, Secret Superstar is written and directed by Advait Chandan. The film is slated to release this Diwali.

Meanwhile, Aamir Khan is also shooting for Thugs Of Hindostan with Amitabh Bachchan. For the first time, the two superstars of Bollywood are coming together on screen. The film will also star Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Sheikh.