Fatima Sana Shaikh made waves with her fab debut in Dangal last year as one of Aamir Khan’s onscreen daughters. She essayed the role of Geeta Phogat with great elan and definitely made a mark. She’s been cast in yet another Aamir Khan movie – she’s been signed for Thugs Of Hindostan, where she will also get to share screen space with Amitabh Bachchan.
Of course, Fatima is super excited about this but there has been some buzz about how Aditya Chopra wasn’t too keen on casting Fatima as Aamir’s heroine because she played Aamir’s daughter in her previous film.
I knew that people are going to think like this. I am an actor after all. Suppose if I hadn’t acted in Dangal, and got an offer to act opposite Aamir sir, I would have, of course, said yes. Even today, if I am asked to act opposite Shah Rukh Khan, I would stand in the frame immediately. When you have grown up watching these stars and are fond of them, you would definitely want to work with them. I used to get disheartened and sad [when I heard such things], because I thought, ‘Me playing his daughter in the film shouldn’t be the reason for me not getting the part’. There have been so many instances of [female] actors playing mothers, daughters and lovers [with the same male actors]. That’s our job, and you keep playing different characters from different age groups. So, I don’t have any issues.”
Source : https://www.missmalini.com/2017/05/09/fatima-sana-shaikh-reacts-playing-aamir-khans-lover-next-film/?utm_source=categorypage&utm_medium=Whatsnew&utm_campaign=bollywood