Mar 122018

Secret Superstar received a humungous response in China

Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan’s last release, Secret Superstar did not just receive love and praise in the superstar’s home country, India, but it has also entered the prestigious Top 5 list of all time grossing films worldwide. Even though Aamir Khan only had a cameo in the film, yet his loyal fans thronged the theatres to watch it because of their faith in the content that he brings to the table.

With the entry of Secret Superstar in the top 5 list, 3 of Aamir Khan’s films are now part of it. It is not an easy feat for any actor to have 3 of his films on the list of Top 5 Indian grossing films worldwide but Aamir Khan has managed to do that. With Dangal collecting 1908 crores, Secret Superstar collecting 874 crores and PK gathering 831 crores, Aamir Khan is the only Indian actor ever to set such a massive record with his films.

It’s not just about delivering superior content but it is also about doing that consistently. While all these above-mentioned films did phenomenally well in India, they also received humongous response overseas, especially in China.

Dangal: 1908 cr
Bahubali 2: 1700 cr
Secret Superstar: 874 cr
PK: 831 cr
Bajrangi Bhaijaan: 698 cr

In fact, according to Chinese IMDb, Aamir Khan is the top-ranked foreign actor there and Dangal is the top ranking film. The other two films apart from Aamir’s in the list of Top 5 Indian films worldwide are, Bajrangi Bhaijaan (5th rank) and Baahubali 2 (2nd rank).

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Feb 152018

Giving in to team’s demand, Aamir Khan to host bash as Secret Superstar tops Rs 600 crore in China

Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan

With Secret Superstar having made over Rs 600 crore in China within four weeks of its release, Aamir Khan has been busy fielding messages from the film’s team, all reading the same thing – party toh banti hai! Jubilant over the film’s runaway success himself, the producer-actor has finally decided to pop the bubbly. mid-day has it that he, along with wife Kiran Rao, will be hosting a bash on February 21 at his Bandra residence to celebrate the movie’s success.

Zaira Wasim and Meher Vij in Secret Superstar
Zaira Wasim and Meher Vij in Secret Superstar

Says a source close to Khan, “The film’s team had been demanding a party for some time now. Since Aamir was busy with the shoot of Thugs Of Hindostan, he kept stalling it. He first told them that he will throw a party when it crosses the Rs 100-crore mark in China. When it did, he good-naturedly joked that he’ll wait till it makes Rs 500 crore. Now, he has zeroed in on a date.”

Knowing Khan’s proclivity towards keeping things low-key, the do too will be an intimate affair. Besides Secret Superstar actor Zaira Wasim, director Advait Chandan and the crew, the actor has also extended invitations to some of his Bollywood director friends including Rajkumar Hirani and Nitesh Tiwari among others.

“Aamir is currently shooting at nights for Thugs Of Hindostan. However, he will change it around and shoot through the day on February 20 and 21, so that he can host the party on Wednesday night,” adds the source.

The small-budget film hit the screens in China on January 19. While the movie had made R64 crore upon its Diwali release in India, it has emerged the top-grossing imported film of 2018 in China, thus continuing Khan’s success streak in the neighbouring country after PK, 3 Idiots and Dangal.

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Jan 202018

Aamir Khan and China is like a deadly combination. His movies always work there, and it seems like Chinese people have a soft spot for Aamir. They love him and his movies so much that ‘Dangal’ became India’s highest grossing movie worldwide, coming close to making ₹2000 crore, all thanks to them.

And now, another Aamir Khan movie is receiving a ton of love and adoration from the Chinese audience. Despite not doing as well at the Indian Box Office as it should have, ‘Secret Superstar’ has become a huge hit in our neighbouring country. In the movie, Aamir only has an extended cameo, but if he’s there, so are his Chinese fans.

The incredible movie is getting the recognition it deserves in China, and it even broke ‘Dangal’s’ opening day collection in the process. According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, ‘Secret Superstar’s’ opening day numbers have well exceeded those of ‘Dangal’. Moreover, the movie, which has Zaira Wasim in the lead role, made a whopping ₹43 crores on Friday alone.

Sensational, indeed.

Aamir Khan scores yet again in China… #SecretSuperstar debuts at No 1 spot at China BO… Collects a WHOPPING $ 6.79 million [₹ 43.35 cr] on Fri… Opening day numbers are HIGHER than #Dangal there… SENSATIONAL!

— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 20, 2018

He even predicted that this is just the beginning; the movie is set to do even bigger numbers there.

The tremendous goodwill that #Dangal – and prior to that #PK – created in China has benefited #SecretSuperstar… Although Aamir has an extended special appearance in #SecretSuperstar, Aamir’s star pull is at the peak in China… Expect magical numbers yet again!

— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) January 20, 2018

Well, that would be crazy!

Secret superstar has become a blockbuster in china, thanks to aamir khan’s crazy fan following there
People are saying it will cross entire india business in 3 days over there

— Ashish Chanchlani (@ashchanchlani) January 20, 2018

What a nice thought! It should and it does.

When the world rewards Aamir Khan with success it gives me hope that good content will always come out on top. #Dangal #SecretSuperstar #SecretSuperstarInChina

— Arjun Kanungo (@arjun_kanungo) January 20, 2018

Well, that’s one way to look at it.

Aamir Khan is the Salman khan of China

— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) January 20, 2018

Dec 152017

Aamir Khan’s “Secret Superstar” has minted $700,681 in Taiwan since its release

Aamir Khan’s “Secret Superstar” has minted $700,681 in Taiwan since its release. The film, which also features Zaira Wasim and which lit up the box office in India on Diwali, opened in Taiwan on November 24. Zee Studios International took the film to the foreign market, read a statement.

Aamir Khan and Zaira Wasim in Secret Superstar
Aamir Khan and Zaira Wasim in Secret Superstar

In “Secret Superstar”, Zaira, who hails from Jammu and Kashmir, plays a teenaged girl named Insia who dreams of becoming a singer. The film is about how she fulfils her dreams by keeping her identity hidden. Vibha Chopra, Head – Zee Studios International (Film Marketing, Distribution and Acquisition) said: “Content is what wins hearts worldwide and ‘Secret Superstar’, which is heavy on content is a proof of that. So much so that it is the widest Bollywood film release in Taiwan. We are happy to see how positively international markets are reacting to the film.”

“Secret Superstar” has amassed a total of $700,681 in Taiwan. “Given that ‘Secret Superstar’ has connected with various audiences across the globe, we are excited to see how well the film does in the coming months, in other territories as well,” Chopra added. ‘”Secret Superstar” is written and directed by Advait Chandan and produced by Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao. The film has also released in markets like the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, the UAE and other Gulf countries as well as Pakistan.

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Oct 192017

AamirWhile his other industry friends have loved the film… Nawazuddin Siddiqui has already announced it as the best film of the year whereas, Aamir left Rajkumar Rao in splits by his performance in the film.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui, “#SecretSuperstar D Best Film of d year.V Inspiring.Commendable Performances by all d Actors including Tirth. Congrats @aamir_khan #AdvaitC” (Sic).

Rajkumar Rao said, “#SecretSuperstar Such a heartwarming&inspiring film. Do urselves a favour, go watch it. Take a bow team. @aamir_khan sir, u had me in split” (Sic).

Talking about the film, Directed by Advait Chandan the film talks about the story of a Muslim girl Insia (Zaira Wasim), who aspires to be a singer. She seeks a pompous music director named Shakti Kumar (Aamir Khan) to achieve her dream. Produced by Aamir Khan Production the film is all to release on October 19, 2017.

Oct 132017

secretAmir Khan is currenty working on promotion of “Secret Superstar”. His last movie, “Dangal” was a blockbuster and tasted a huge success on box office. The actress Zaira Wasim, who played young Geeta Phogat in “Dangal”, was loved by every one. Now is playing lead in “Secret Superstar” and ready to rock the screen again. This will be her second movie with Aamir.

Reportedly Aamir khan will be organizing a special screening for the enitre crew of “Dangal”. For Zaira, it would be a reunion, as she will be meeting her former cast and crew.

In “Secreat Superstar” Zaira Wasim’s charcter is named, Insia, a teenage girl, who sets out to follow her dream of being a singing superstar under the confinement of anonymity. Aamir will be in his never seen before look and charcter, Shakti Kumarr, a music composer.

The movie is directed by Advait chandan and will hit the theaters, on 19th Oct 2017.

Oct 132017

Aamir Khan has reportedly said that Fatima Sana Shaikh is the heroine of Thugs of Hindostan with Katrina Kaif only doing some songs in the film. The actor mentioned it during media interactions for Secret Superstar. Buzz is that Mr Perfectionist’s remarks have not gone down too well with Kat. His comments don’t come as a surprise. Fatima is his Dangal (2016) girl.

Fatima Sana Shaikh and Katrina Kaif
Fatima Sana Shaikh and Katrina Kaif

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Oct 122017

The gender pay gap in Bollywood results from the patriarchal mindset of society, which does not see women as heroes, superstar Aamir Khan has said. The 52-year-old actor, who has been at the centre of some of Bollywood’s biggest money-spinners, said he “strongly believes” in equality but change will happen only if there is a paradigm shift in society’s attitude.

Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan

“Unfortunately, what has happened is that most of our stars are male. The people who draw crowd are male and it is a result of the patriarchal influence on our society,” he said in an interview yesterday. The actor said children are conditioned to look at men as heroes from a young age. “We don’t see women as heroes. We start planting these thoughts in our heads since childhood. There has to be a paradigm shift in that. I am someone who strongly believes in equality whether you are man or a woman. But ultimately in the economics of cinema anyone who pulls people in will be paid higher. There is no question about it,” Aamir said.

He added that he would not mind his female co-actors getting a bigger pay cheque. The actor’s last film ‘Dangal’ had strong women characters and his upcoming ‘Secret Superstar’ also has a teenage girl at the centre. Asked whether he would be okay if his female co-actors got a bigger pay cheque than him, Aamir said, “Anyone who has the ability to fill seats gets a bigger share in the fee. So the day she (Zaira Wasim who has acted with him in both films) will be able to fill more seats then me I won’t mind her getting a bigger paycheck than mine.”

“And that is not going to be determined by her gender, it is the market that will determine that. As a producer, I will want her if she is benefiting my film, gender doesn’t matter. I will give her value, from a purely economical point of view,” he added. Every film, Aamir stressed, has only “two or three” people in the whole cast and crew, who can bring people to the theatres. And that has nothing to do with gender.

“…That benefit they are bringing to the film is unique to them, not anyone else. That is what we describe as stardom. That could be Salim-Javed as writers and Rahman as a music director.” Aamir also batted for equal pay for technicians as he feels their contribution to the film is equal to that of actors. “I feel even technicians should get equal money as actors. I don’t understand why is a cameraman’s or an editor’s work less important than an actor’s. I strongly feel all the people in the creative team are contributing equally and should be paid equally. Everyone should be valued equally. There are only two people, who can be valued a little higher – the director and the writer,” he said. As far as he is concerned, Aamir said, he does not charge advance fee for his movies but takes a percentage of the profit. “I take a percentage of the profit. And that is assuming the fact that the film makes a profit. Fortunately, my films have made profit. But if they don’t, I am the guy who takes the hit as I get paid in the last.

“So, I follow the oldest method of asking for money in performing arts. Which is that you perform for everybody and you take out your cap and if people like your work, they give you money and if they don’t, they turn their back at you and leave.” The actor said there may be a pay gap, but there is no gender inequality in the film industry in terms of work.

“I feel the industry doesn’t differentiate on the basis of gender. If we look at a film crew we will see a lot of women doing important jobs. My wife (Kiran Rao) is a director, Reema Kagti and Farah Khan are also there and they are not looked any differently from a male director. Their gender is unimportant. We have equal status, in terms of gender, when it comes to a film crew.”

Aamir said he is happy the industry has started making more women oriented/centred films. “There are films coming out which have powerful women characters. There was ‘Queen’ which Kangana had done, then there was ‘Simran’. I also did two films ‘Dangal’ and ‘Secret Superstar’. The films are being made for women. We are moving in the right direction.”

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Sep 262017

Zaira Wasim has become one of the most talked about youngsters in the country. In an exclusive interview to, Zaira admits that never in her wildest dreams did she imagine that she would star in a movie. Zaira says that she owes all the love and adulation she received from the audiences to her first film ‘Dangal’ and also that she never imagined that she would get a chance to star in another film so soon. 

“I was never fond of films or watching films. But now that I am into acting, I am enjoying this phase of my life.” Bollywood is also abuzz with news that Zaira Wasim does not use glycerin for her emotional scenes. She says, ” Yes, it is true. I do not use glycerin for emotional scenes in films. When I face the camera, I feel a surge of emotions and all my emotions come rushing out of me.”

The teenager who plays the role of a singer in ‘Secret Superstar’ adds that she considers superstar Aamir Khan as her mentor and that she is always ready to take his advice. Currently, Zaira completed her 10th class studies and plans to study further. 

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Sep 262017

Aamir Khan, who recently made an appearance at an honorary men’s award function in Mumbai, was bestowed with honour and books by none other than the young achiever Poorna Malavath. The actor, who usually shies away from accepting awards, could not refuse the honour presented by Poorna. The actor graciously accepted the award for creative maverick of the year.

Aamir Khan could not say no when this young girl presented him an award
Aamir Khan and Poorna Malavath

Poorna Malavath rose to fame after climbing the Mount Everest at the age of 13, she is one of the youngest achievers of India. Aamir Khan, who was sitting amongst the audience, couldn’t say no to Poorna who presented him with the honour. The actor was extremely humbled on receiving the honour from none other than India’s youngest achiever. The honour traces Aamir Khan’s multi-faceted creative journey from being an actor, director and a successful producer.

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Aamir Khan has time and again treated the audience in different capacities with content-driven cinema that has achieved critical and commercial acclaim. Currently, Aamir Khan is busy fulfilling duties in the capacity of a producer for his upcoming film ‘Secret Superstar‘. The actor has set out on a promotional tour to Baroda to celebrate Navaratri with the masses.

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