Set for release on October 19 in India and the U.S., Secret Superstar retains Bollywood titan Aamir Khan with Zaira Wasim who appeared in Dangal, his wrestling drama that’s made about $300M worldwide, including over $191M in China. Timed to the Diwali holiday this year, the Advaita Chandan-helmed pic is an inspirational musical drama about a young girl who dreams of becoming a singer. Check out the trailer above.
Khan produces through his Aamir Khan Productions and also features as a famous music director and mentor for India. She’s got real talent, but a restrictive father. When she begins posting videos on YouTube without revealing her identity, she becomes an internet superstar.
The film was reportedly originally scheduled to release this weekend, but moved off the date — there has been speculation the shift was to get away from Shah Rukh Khan’s Jab Harry Met Sejal which goes out tomorrow. The Diwali date means it could face off with director Rohit Shetty’s Golmaal Again.