Shraddha Kapoor to star opposite Aamir Khan in ‘Thugs of Hindostan’


The makers of Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan starrer ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ seem to have finally found a suitable female lead. Reportedly, Shraddha Kapoor has been zeroed in for the film after she gave a look test.

A report in DNA confirmed that the ‘Baaghi’ actress has been finalised for the much-talked-about Yash Raj Filma production. The report quoted a source as saying, “Shraddha did a look test for a role opposite Aamir a month ago and everyone loved it — producer Aditya Chopra, Aamir Khan as well as director Vijay Krishna ‘Victor’ Acharya. It was a unanimous decision to sign Shraddha.”

There has been a lot of speculation around the female lead for the film. There were reports that producer Aditya Chopra was considering to cast Vaani Kapoor for the role, while Aamir Khan has suggested Alia Bhatt’s name. But everyone had been tight-lipped about it.

Now, if the latest report of Shraddha coming on board, then Bollywood will see a fresh pairing of Aamir and Shraddha. The 29-year-old actress will play the ‘Dangal’ star’s love interest and wife in the film.

However, a spokesperson from YRF was quoted as saying that Shraddha has not yet signed the film.

‘Thugs of Hindostan’ is a period love story, an adaptation of Philip Meadows Taylor’s novel ‘Confessions of A Thug’, set in India in 1832. The movie will reportedly, derive inspiration from Hollywood’s ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ series.