Secret Superstar is a musical drama film, written and directed by Advait Chandan, and produced by Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao. The film stars Zaira Wasim, Meher Vij, Raj Arjun, and Aamir Khan.
The film has received critical acclaim and earned Zaira Wasim the National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement.
The film tells the coming-of-age story of a teenage girl who aspires to be a singer, and deals with themes including feminism and domestic violence.
The story of Secret Superstar is set in the town of Vadodara (Baroda) in Gujarat, India. This dark living-the-dream story is about an Indian Muslim high school girl Insia (Zaira Wasim) and her mother. Insia lives with her mother Najma (Meher Vij), younger brother Guddu and an overbearing father Farookh (Raj Arjun). Insia is very passionate about singing, but her father is completely against her dream of becoming a singer.
Secret Superstar has also been a commercial success; with a limited budget of Rs 15 Crores, it has become one of the most profitable films of 2017, one of the year’s top five highest-grossing Bollywood films overseas, and one of the year’s top ten highest-grossing Bollywood films worldwide.