Aamir Khan is reportedly all set to launch a distribution wing under his existing banner Aamir Khan Productions ahead of the release of his upcoming movie Secret Superstar.
The newly established distribution section will be headed by Prakhar Joshi, who was previously the India theatrical distribution division head for Disney for the last three years. He reportedly quit his job at Disney earlier this week as he heads towards Khan’s newest venture, according to a report by Scroll. Joshi was a programmer at PVR prior to this.
It comes as no surprise that Khan might be headed in this direction, having always been one to push the boundaries and dabble in different spheres. The actor first turned producer with (the then considered risky) Lagaan, which turned out to eventually become a blockbuster, almost gaining the status of a cult film. He then continued producing quality cinema with movies like Taare Zameen Par (TZP), Dangal, Delhi Belly, [PEEPLI] Live and Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na.
He went on to try his hand at direction with Taare Zameen Par; a film that received much critical acclaim and a successful run at the box-office. The actor has also hosted the popular television show Satyamev Jayate which deals with various socially relevant issues in today’s world (specifically those prevalent in India).
Secret Superstar will see Khan’s Dangal co-star — the young actor Zaira Wasim— in the lead role and the movie will be clashing with Rohit Shetty’s Golmaal Again at the box-office.
Secret Superstar, directed by Advait Chandan, is all set to see a Diwali release — hitting the silver screen on 19 October.
Published Date: Sep 11, 2017 01:02 pm | Updated Date: Sep 11, 2017 01:02 pm