A promotional video for the upcoming movie Secret Superstar reveals Aamir Khan’s character, music director Shakti Kumaarr, as a pompous and self-regarding lecher who “has all the bad qualities you can imagine in a person”.

Khan has also produced the movie, which is directed by his former manager Advait Chandan and narrates the journey of Insiya (Zaira Wasim), a teenager who aspires to be a singer. Secret Superstar will be released on October 19.

Khan shared the video on Twitter and described Shakti Kumaarr, a musician in a slump, as one of his toughest roles yet. Dangal actor Zaira Wasim comments on the transformation, “To see him like this was a huge jump, mentally,” she says.

Secret Superstar.