Aamir Khan

Actor Aamir Khan snapped a dance practice for his next film, "Secret Superstar." (Manav Manglani photo)

MUMBAI—Aamir Khan is gearing up for his manager Advait Chandan’s directorial debut “Secret Superstar.” The actor, amidst his prep, took some time out to shoot for a Marathi show and also revealed a new side to his personality.

Khan recently shot for an episode of the comedy show “Chala Hava Yeu Dya (Let the breeze come in)” and everyone present was in for a surprise when the actor broke out into a small jig. When the anchor of the show, Nilesh Sable, asked the actor about his brush with Marathi cinema, Khan not only spoke about the Marathi blockbuster “Natarang” but, after a pause, started singing the famous song from the film, “Apsara Aali (The beauty has arrived).”

Besides this, Khan also confessed that he loves Marathi cinema, which has been churning out good content, and spoke about how much he liked “Fandry” and “Sairat.” In fact, the actor also expressed a desire to produce and act in Marathi films, and in order to showcase his seriousness about this, went on to mention that he has been learning Marathi of late and that by the time he will do a film in the language he will be quite fluent at it. He also added that he likes Misal Pav, a popular Maharashtrian dish.

The latest buzz is that Khan’s protégé and discovery, Sanya Malhotra, who played Babita Phogat in his “Dangal” and is a trained ballet dancer, who moved to Mumbai from Delhi four years ago and was shortlisted for a dance-based reality show, has been signed as choreographer for “Secret Superstar.”

As Malhotra told a local tabloid, “When Advait Chandan asked me to choreograph a sequence for Aamir-sir, I was ecstatic. I never imagined doing something so wonderful. I first got to play his on-screen daughter, and now I was choreographing steps for him. What more can I ask for?”

She told the tabloid that training her mentor was easy. “Even if the steps were tough, he would never back out. He practiced and killed it like a professional dancer,” she said.

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