Ashfaque's determined struggle pays off and he gets a break in
films. He gets a new screen name - Sameer Khan. With the passage of
time, the roles start becoming better and he moves up the success
ladder in a very short time. Soon, he becomes Sameer Khan the
superstar - one who can enact any role with finesse, get under the
skin of any and every character with ease and walk away with
Sadly, amidst all adulation and applause, he slowly loses his own identity. He forgets his real self and imbibes all characteristics of the various roles essayed by him on screen. Corruption takes over his entire system, alienating him from all loved ones, including his wife Sneha (Vidya Balan).
A shocking incident at a party changes everything, rocking Sameer Khan's lifestyle. He gets caught between his human self on one side and his corrupted superstar image on the other.
Whether the conflict within him gives way to good sense and whether he is able to discard his corrupted image and emerge as a true life hero, becomes an integral part of this true life cinema.