Aamir Khan’s next film to centre around Down Syndrome

In 2007, Aamir Khan turned director with the emotional drama Taare Zameen Par (TZP) starring him alongside Darsheel Safary. The film shed light on the lesser-known condition of dyslexia and struck a chord with the audience, emerging a critical and commercial success. Last year, Khan announced that his next film titled Sitaare Zameen Par (SZP) and now, we have learnt that the film will centre on Down Syndrome.
A source close to the development reveals, “Just like TZP, Aamir Khan wanted to bring focus on another condition that gets stigmatised in our society. That’s when he found a heartfelt story that sheds light on Down Syndrome.” Genelia D’Souza also stars in the film which is scheduled to release on Christmas this year.
Earlier in an interview, Khan had said, “TZP was an emotional film. (But) This film (SZP) will make you laugh. The theme is the same. That’s why we kept this name very thoughtfully.” He added that in TZP, his character helped the special child Ishaan but “in SZP, nine boys, who have their own issues, help me. It’s the opposite.”