Trivia for Secret Superstar
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- Aamir Khan completed shooting for his role in the film in only 15 days.
- Shakti Kumar Whom Aamir Khan Played In This Film Is Actually Inspired By Anu Malik Music Director.
- Aamir Khan plays a similar kind of role what he had played in Tare Zameen Par 2007.
- At the film's premiere, Anil Kapoor praised the film.He said that Aamir Khan never makes mistakes in his films and also praised his leading cast - Zaira Wasim, Meher Vij, and Raj Arjun.
- The film was earlier titled Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna Hai.
- The film was set to release on 4th August 2017.But was pushed further for a Diwali release on 19th October 2017 alongside Goolmaal Again.
- Director Advait Chandan earlier worked as manager for Aamir Khan.
- Zaira Wasim, who plays the lead role of Insia, continued crying for almost an hour after the 'bucket-breaking' scene (shown in the trailer) was shot. In one of the interviews, she said she never thought she would be able to display such a violent emotion on-screen.
- The song "Sexy Baliye" was inspired from the title song of Love Sex Aur Dokha and Mahi Menu from Dev D.
- The Airline company shown in the movie is named Azad Air, a reference to Aamir Khan's youngest son, Azad
- In the Aircraft scene you can see 'Azaad Air' fliers kept over the seats. Probably it's named after Aamir Khan's son whose name is Azaad.
- The film takes us to the flashback of the movies "Udaan" & "Queen(2014)" .....
- Advait Chandan started writing the script during the shooting of Dhoom 3, PK as he was manager of Aamir Khan he would write the script when Aamir was shooting, Aamir Khan was convinced only when he shot 3 scenes of the film and showed him.
- Casting director of the film had invited Sarah Arjun daughter of Raj Arjun for another film audition.They were also auditioning for Secret Superstar and asked him to audition for the role of Farookh Malik.He did four line s and then auditioned in front of another casting director and got selected.
- On the first day of the shoot Zaira Wasim was mimicking Mickey Mouse. Everyone around laughed, but Raj Arjun didn't even smile. So, she started going away from him thinking he was a rude man. It just wasn't her, but even crew members kept their distance from him.He maintained such nature on the sets because he didn't want to come out for Farookh's character.
- To prepare for his character Raj Arjun had sent his family to Indore for two months.
- Raj Arjun did smaller roles in many big films like Rowdy Rathore 2012,Satyagraha 2013,Raees 2017 and many other films like Kaloo 2010,Daddy 2017.But he was not noticed much in those film as.Secret Superstar remains his most pivotal role until 2017.
- Advait Chandan conceived to do the film during the first season of Aamir Khan's television talk show Satyamev Jayate. While doing the research on the episode about domestic violence, Advait Chandan came across Shanno, a single mother and a victim of domestic abuse. After her husband died, Shanno decided to join a driving school and become a driver so as to run her house, a decision that had the full support of her daughter who was willing to work as a maid so that her mother could go and learn driving.Shanno was successful in becoming a driver.
- During the third season of Satyamev Jayate, ten year old Shubham Jaglan, son of a milkman and the youngest golf champion of India. Shubham revealed that he learned 60 percent of Golf through YouTube videos.This further helped Advait Chandan to develop his film story where Zaira Wasim makes her fans through Youtube.
- Aamir Khan caste Zaira Wasim for Dangal 2016 when she was 14 years old.Advait Chandan then told him he was looking out for a girl of the same age for Secret Superstar so AamirKhan suggested him Zaira Wasim's name.
- Meher Vij's second most notable role after she played mother of Harshali Malhotra in Bajrangi Bhaijaan 2015.
- Film was earlier speculated to release with Sanjay Dutt's comeback film Bhoomi 2017.But later pushed its released date.
- After Dangal 2016 this is second film of Aamir Khan to be released in China by January 2018.
- Raj Arjun got awarded for best actor in a negative role.
- This is the second time Aamir will reprise the character of a teacher, the first time was in Taare Zameen Par.