Here below are 5 fun facts about the film that has weaved magic into the hearts of millions.
1. A report by TOI suggests that film was initially titled ‘Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna Hai’. Director Advait Chandan had borrowed its title from the iconic song (crooned by Lata Mangeshkar) in the Waheeda Rehman-Dev Anand starrer Guide (1967). The name was later changed to Secret Superstar.
2. On being selected from amongst 19,000 other auditions for her role in Dangal, Aamir Khan revealed that at the same time, director Advait Chandan wanted to cast Zaira Wasim for Secret Superstar. In fact, Advait even requested him to cast somebody else for Dangal. But Aamir insisted that he’d either have to wait for her or cast someone else. Advait opted to wait.
3. The flight scenes in the movie have Azad Air written on the airline seats. Aamir Khan’s younger son is Azad Rao Khan. Make the connection!
4. Teen singing sensation Meghna Mishra, who has crooned the vocals for some of the film’s hit songs like ‘Main kaun hoon’ and ‘Nachdi Phira’, makes her singing debut in Bollywood. Few may know that she marked her playback debut by singing two songs in the Marathi film Vitti Dandu (2014).
5. If you were wondering how Zaira Wasim’s hands were so fluent with strumming the guitar, it is because she is a self-confessed guitar enthusiast.
So there you go, 5 fun facts about Secret Superstar!
– Varun Kumar | Enterapped