Fatima's casting in 'Thugs.' not Aamir's decision alone:Kiran

Posted May 25, 2017

Recently, during the media meet of Dangal, Aamir Khan clarified the rumors and put it to rest forever by saying, "Not true, the film (Thugs Of Hindostan) has not been inspired by any film". The 43-year-old director said that the decision to cast Fatima was not Aamir's alone and that the team of Thugs Of Hindostan must have considered casting Fatima on merit.

However, Aamir's wife Kiran Rao smashed all such rumours by defending Fatima.

"After the Bollywood air was filled with rumors about the Aamir Khans" upcoming movie, "Thugs of Hindostan" being inspired by a famous Hollywood film, Aamir Khan stood firm and denied all the speculations. They would have given it (casting Fatima) a good thought.

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Earlier this month, Yash Raj Films confirmed that Fatima Sana Shaikh is a part of Thugs Of Hindostan, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan in a statement posted on their official website. Slated to release on Diwali this year, the film also stars Fatima Sana Shaikh, who played the role of Aamir's daughter in his film Dangal (2016). It has been wildly speculated that Fatima got the big project only because of Aamir's recommendation. "Since this is a period film, it will be her first Indian classical role", Pinkvilla.com had quoted a source as saying.

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