Fatima Sana Shaikh has been signed for Aamir Khan’s Thugs Of Hindostan for a very shocking reason!
The makers of Thugs Of Hindostan had been looking for a female lead for a long time. According to the reports, Bollywood actresses like Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Anushka Sharma, Shraddha Kapoor and Vaani Kapoor were being considered for the role. But the dilemma was finally over when the makers announced Fatima Sana Shaikh as the female lead last week.
Vijay Krishna Acharya, the director of the film, talking about the lead role 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 our film.”
But now a shocking reason of choosing the Dangal star has surfaced with a report of DNA. The source of the daily says, “Nobody was surprised when Fatima Sana Sheikh was signed opposite Aamir Khan in Thugs Of Hindostan. 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. 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. 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.”
Well, this is depressing seeing that the female lead has an important role to play but the makers do not wish to spend much on it as they want to cut down the production cost!
The film which stars Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan as well is expected to go on the floors in June.