Thugs of Hindostan: Aamir Khan's 'Dangal' daughter Fatima Sana Shaikh CONFIRMED as his leading lady for the film!

By: ABP Live
Updated: 05 May 2017 07:41 PM
Perfectionist Aamir Khan & Megastar Amitabh Bachchan starrer 'Thugs Of Hindostan' has finally found its leading lady in 'Dangal' actress Fatima Sana Shaikh. Fatima Sana Shaikh played the role of Geeta Phoghat in 'Dangal' and is all set to romance her on-screen father Aamir in much-anticipated film 'Thugs Of Hindostan' to be directed by 'Dhoom 3' director Vijay Krishna Acharya.

Fatima Sana Shaikh (Photo: Instagram)

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"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," said director Vijay Krishna Acharya.

This will also be a second project together for Acharya and Aamir after "Dhoom 3", read a statement released on behalf of Yash Raj Films, which is producing the film.

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An adaptation of the 1839 novel "Confessions of a Thug", the movie is slated for a 2018 Diwali release.

The filming of "Thugs of Hindostan" will begin on June 1.

(With inputs from IANS)