Aamir's next 'Secret Superstar' to be bigger than 'Dangal'

Actor Aamir Khan speaks during an interview in Singapore Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team Delhi, India Oct 03, 2017, 08.05 AM (IST)

Indian actor Aamir Khan on Tuesday in an interview said that his next movie will be bigger than his previous one -- Dangal, India's highest grossing ever.  

In an interview with Reuters, the Bollywood star told that the upcoming movie titled "Secret Superstar" is about a small town teenage girl who uses the Internet to become a singing sensation. 

In the film, Aamir will play a sleazy music producer to the teenager played by Zaira Wasim. Zaira will essay the role of a schoolgirl who defies her conservative Muslim family to pursue her dream of a singing career.

In the interview, Khan was quoted comparing both his current and previous work: “While both are about the empowerment of the girl child, I feel it (Secret Superstar) is a much bigger film. 

“While Dangal was about the dream of a father which a daughter fulfils, this is about the hopes and aspirations of a 14-year-old girl from a small town in India. I don’t know what the box office will be but it’s a bigger film than Dangal in what it’s trying to say.”

The movie is produced by Aamir and his wife Kiran Rao.

The movie is slated for a release later this month. 

The 52-year-old actor is known for his experimental style of acting and is praised for his unconventional character portrayal in his films. 

Speaking at the event, he said, "It's actually a bigger film. I don't know what the box office will be but it's a bigger film than 'Dangal' in what it's trying to say." (Reuters)