Too creepy for comfort

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 22 Aug 2017 13:03:28


Filmmaker Kiran Rao has revealed that she did not want her husband, actor Aamir Khan, to act in their home production Secret Superstar as she felt the character was “creepy”.

Written and directed by Advait Chandan, the movie chronicles the story of a child who aspires to be a singer.
Aamir, 52, plays a flamboyant music composer in the movie.

“I told Aamir not to do the role because it was kind of a creepy character. The kind of a guy you don’t want to hang out alone in the room with. I told him please don’t do it, you just did Dangal, you were playing a father in it,” Kiran said.

Aamir said he was unsure if he wanted to take up the role and underwent a screen test for the same.
“When I heard the story, I really liked it. When Advait asked me to do this role, I said I cannot see myself doing it. Even Kiran said the same. I said I’ll do a screen test and if I do well, I’ll take up the role. While doing it, I realised I was having fun.”

The actor said since the character was quite unlike him, it was a challenge for him to make it believable. “It is a very unusual character for me. The character is very different from me. It was a challenge for me to play this character and make people believe that this character is like that,” he said.

Kiran added Aamir was not the original choice for the role and they were looking for other actors too.