After several speculations, the leading lady of Aamir Khan- Amitabh Bachchan's much talked about film Thugs Of Hindostan was announced last week and it turned out to be none other than Aamir's Dangal co-star Fatima Sana Shaikh.
But wait, there's more to it if the latest grapevine is to be
believed! As per a Pinkvilla report, not just Fatima but Katrina
Kaif will also be a part of Thugs Of Hindostan.
A Bollywood life report further quoted a source saying, "Aditya
Chopra loved Aamir Khan's pairing with Katrina in Dhoom 3. Salman
had also recommended her name, so Aditya really wanted her to be a
part of Thugs of Hindostan. His team approached Katrina with the
part and she has accepted it."
While names like Vaani Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor
and Alia Bhatt did the rounds, eventually it was Fatima Sana Shaikh
who bagged the coveted film.
Recently when Fatima was asked about playing Aamir's leading
lady in Thugs after essaying his daughter in Dangal, she replied,
"I knew that people are going to think like this. I am an actor
after all. Suppose if I hadn't acted in Dangal, and got an offer to
act opposite Aamir sir, I would have, of course, said yes."
She further added, "Even today, if I am asked to act opposite
Shah Rukh Khan, I would stand in the frame immediately. When you
have grown up watching these stars and are fond of them, you would
definitely want to work with them. I used to get disheartened and
sad [when I heard such things], because I thought, 'Me playing his
daughter in the film shouldn't be the reason for me not getting the
Fatima said, "There have been so many instances of [female]
actors playing mothers, daughters and lovers [with the same male
actors]. That's our job, and you keep playing different characters
from different age groups. So, I don't have any issues."
Meanwhile the film's director Vijay Krishna Acharya too had some
kind words for his heroine.
He was quoted saying, "The role of the girl is pivotal to the
film so it was crucial for us to find the perfect fit. Through a
rigorous round of auditions and action workshops, we found in
Fatima a truly dedicated actor and a gifted performer of the
action. We are very happy to have found the perfect girl for our
So folks, from what we hear Thugs Of Hindostan will have two
important female characters. The film will hit the shooting floors
on 1st June and is slated for a Diwali 2018 release.