Confirmed! Fatima Sana Sheikh to star in Aamir Khan’s ‘Thugs of Hindostan’


The makers of ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ have finally ended their hunt for the film’s leading lady, by finalising Fatima Sana Sheikh for the role. Just a month ago, Fatima’s look test picture for the Yash Raj Films production had surfaced on internet.

The film’s director Vijay Krishna Acharya aka Victor confirmed it in a press statement. ““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 action. We are very happy to have found the perfect girl for our film,” the ‘Dhoom’ maker said.

Earlier, a host of talented actresses were considered for the role, including Shraddha Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Vaani Kapoor, Kriti Sanon and even Saif Ali Khan’s daughter Sara, but finally Fatima bagged the coveted project.  

Fatima made her debut as the screen daughter of Aamir Khan in the sports biopic ‘Dangal’ which went on to become the highest grossing Bollywood film ever. Now, she will star opposite the ‘PK’ actor.

‘Thugs of Hindostan’ is one of the most anticipated films as it brings together on screen for the first time two of Bollywood’s biggest names – Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan. It is a a period love story, an adaptation of Philip Meadows Taylor’s novel ‘Confessions of A Thug’, set in India in 1832.

The movie will go on floors in early June.