Ever since Aamir Khan's next project, Thugs Of Hindostan, has been officially announced, the movie is constantly in the buzz! Firstly, owing to the never seen before 'jodi' of Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan and secondly, the casting of the actress.
Initially, many names including Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt,
Shraddha Kapoor, Vaani Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan were in the rumours
but a few days, the makers of the film zoomed in on Fatima Sana
Shaikh, thanks to Aamir Khan. But is Aditya Chopra happy?
Aamir Is The Reason Behind Fatima’s Selection.
A source close to the project, revealed to a leading daily,
"Nobody was surprised when Fatima Sana Shaikh was signed opposite
Aamir Khan in Thugs Of Hindostan."
Initially, Many Big Names Were In Talks
"While a few top actresses including Deepika Padukone, Shraddha
Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and even Vaani Kapoor were in talks to do the
film, most of them, save Vaani, weren't so keen once they heard the
fee for the film, especially when Aamir was being given his market
price and more."
Aditya Wanted Them To Sign The Film Almost For Free
"The actresses had loved the script as it revolved around the
female protagonist taking revenge but the talks fizzled out when
they realised that Aditya Chopra wanted them to sign the film
almost for free."
It Was Vaani VS Fatima
"There was a discussion whether Vaani or Fatima suited the role
better - the latter was Aamir's choice and the former Adi's.
Eventually, Aamir had his way."
Director VKR On Fatima
Talking about Fatima's selection in Thugs Of Hindostan, director
Vijay Krishna Acharya said, "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
Are You Excited?
As far as the shooting of the film is concerned, it will
commence from June 1, 2017, and will release by Diwali