Not Zaira Wasim But This Star Kid Was Offered Secret Superstar First

Zaira Wasim was applauded for her acting chops in Secret Superstar. However, she wasn’t the first choice for the part. Read on...

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Not Zaira Wasim But This Star Kid Was Offered Secret Superstar First

Aamir Khan starrer Secret Superstar (2017) proved to be a huge hit at the box-office, with performances being praised by audience and critics alike. However, did you know that Zaira Wasim was not the first choice for the film?

It was Shekhar Kapur and Suchitra Krishnamoorthi’s daughter – Kaveri. In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, the latter revealed that he daughter was approached for Insiya’s role.

“I’m very keen to see Kaveri in a movie. She was offered Aamir Khan’s Secret Superstar (a role which eventually went to Zaira Wasim) but she declined the offer. I begged her to do just this one film, but she wanted to focus on being a singer-songwriter at the time.”

The actress also spoke about her comeback to the big screen after 8 years. Suchitra was last seen in 2010 film Mittal V/s Mittal alongside Gulshan Grover and Rituparna Sengupta and will next be seen in RAW: Romeo, Akbar, Walter, also featuring John Abraham, Jackie Shroff and Mouni Roy.

kavita krishnamoorthi with daughter kaveri
Kavita Krishnamoorthi With Daughter Kaveri

Talking about how she grabbed the role, she told the tabloid, “I got a call from the casting director a month ago but I was leaving for a Himalayan trek. But soon afterwards, I injured my back and was advised not to continue the trek. Two days later, they called again and I gave my nod. This is the first time I am working in such a big film in a commercial setup,” she said.

Coming back to Kaveri, let’s see when do we see her making her big splash in Bollywood.

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