Indisputably, Aamir Khan’s “Thug of Hindostan” is another most awaited Bollywood movie. For long, makers were on a hunt for the female lead and it was reported that Anushka Sharma or Deepika Padukone or Alia Kapoor and Vaani Kapoor were going to be the leading starlet in this female protagonist in the movie. However, all the doubts and rumors were laid to rest at the moment when the announcement of Fatima Sana Shaikh as the film’s female lead actress was made last week by the makers.
Director Vijay Krishna Acharya stated,
“The role of the girl is pivotal to the film so it was crucial for use 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.”
However, DNA recently revealed the very shocking reason behind selecting Fatima for the role and here’s what the source revealed,
“Nobody was surprised when Fatima Sana Shaikh 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 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 released that Aditya Chopra wanted them to sign the film almost for free. There were discussions whether Vaani or Fatima suited the role better – the latter was Aamir’s choice and the former Adi’s. Eventually, Aamir had his way.”