Aamir Khan unveils trailer of Secret Superstar; Dangal star to play extended cameo in musical

Devansh Sharma

Dec 16, 2016 16:58:03 IST

A week before his next Nitesh Tiwari's Dangal hits the theatres, Aamir Khan has released the trailer of his next production Secret Superstar.

 Aamir Khan unveils trailer of Secret Superstar; Dangal star to play extended cameo in musical

A still from Secret Superstar. YouTube screengrab

Directed by debutante Advait Chandan, Secret Superstar traces the journey of Insia, an aspiring singer — a 14-year old Muslim girl from Vadodara, Gujarat. She takes to a burqa to hide her identity from her family while recording online videos of her singing.

The first scene of the trailer draws a beautiful vicious circle of sleep and dreams — how one's dreams don't let one sleep but at the same time, sleeping is important to dream in the first place. This philosophy goes on to be Insia's life mantra as she learns to compromise in order to chase her dream of having her voice heard all across the world. Thus, she swears by the 'meri aawaz hi pehchan hai' mantra.

Towards the end of the trailer, one gets to enjoy a part of what sounds like a liberating song. Given that the music has been composed by Amit Trevidi and the lyrics penned down by Kausar Munir, we are in for an auditory treat, as evident from their commendable collaboration in Gauri Shinde's Dear Zindagi this year.

The last glimpse of the trailer sees the producer Aamir Khan himself, in an outlandish avatar. He plays an extended cameo in the film. He sports a 'rockstar' look with a pink ganji that reads 'Sexy...something' and a spiked and coloured hairdo. He is surrounded by two sidekicks in shiny silver gear and blonde wigs. They remind you of a certain Ramesh and Suresh from the 5 Star commercial. Khan seems to be a music producer, given his look and his firm belief of there being an objective definition of good music.

Secret Superstar is directed by Chandan, who has served as an assistant director on acclaimed films like Reema Kagti's romantic ensemble Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd, Khan's emotional drama Taare Zameen Par and his wife Kiran Rao's directorial debut Dhobi Ghat.

Secret Superstar is slated to release on 4 August, 2017.

Updated Date: Dec 16, 2016 16:58:03 IST