"At the same time, we shouldn't get so aggressive about it that we really rob them of their childhood", Aamir said at the trailer launch of Secret Superstar. While watching the trailer of SS we noticed there was a line when music director Shakti Kumar (Aamir Khan) tells a despondent Zaira Wasim that true talent like hers is like the bubbles in soda - they will rise up to the top no matter what. I don't know how relevant it is today. "As far as my knowledge goes, the CBFC in any case isn't supposed to censor, it is supposed to certify and grade", Aamir said. That's how we should proceed. That's also what Shyan Benegal recommended.
A new poster of actor Aamir Khan's upcoming Bollywood movie Secret Superstar has been released. He also stated later that "We should make more films for children". Nothing concrete has been done in that respect though.
Aamir's reaction comes close on the heels of CBFC's demand of 48 cuts, including kissing scenes and cuss words, in Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer Babumoshai Bandookbaaz.
Insu (Zaira Wasim) is a teenager from Vadodara who is fond of music, much to the disapproval of her father. The discussion began after filmmaker Shoojit Sircar tweeted a few weeks ago that reality shows are harming the kids emotionally and hence should be banned. But I saw the look test and he was ideal. There are kids who are talented and want to be out there to show their talent, it gives them an opportunity.
"I thought she was flawless for Dangal, but we were doing screen tests for Secret Superstar at the same time and it was quite clear she fit both roles", said Khan, 52, who is best known for hit movies such as 3 Idiots (2009) and Lagaan (2001). It is set to hit the screens this Diwali (20th October).