With her spectacular performance as Geeta Phogat in Aamir Khan’s ‘Dangal’, Fatima Sana Shaikh impressed everyone. Breaking all box office records, the movie was a big hit. In no time, Fatima became a starlet of the Indian entertainment industry and gained a huge fan following.
The actress is now once again working with Aamir Khan in the film ‘Thugs of Hindostan’. The film also stars Amitabh Bachchan and Katrina Kaif.
About a month ago, going by an Instagram post by Fatima, the media was abuzz with rumors of whether she is preparing for her role in Aamir Khan’s dream project based on epic ‘Mahabarata’. But surprisingly, even after two years of her impeccable performance in ‘Dangal’ and film’s tremendous success, Fatima hasn’t been cast by any other filmmaker.
Apparently, Fatima has been approaching production houses but is facing rejection everywhere. According to some media reports, it is her closeness with Aamir Khan that is becoming an impediment in her way to success. Deccan Chronicle quotes a source saying:
“Fatima (Sana Shaikh) is Aamir Khan’s find. She has approached many production houses, but they all refuse to cast her saying that she is an Aamir Khan product. So she cannot find work beyond Aamir Khan films.”
Last year, media was speculating the reason behind Aamir and Fatima’s closeness as the two were spotted together on a few occasions. In fact, it was Aamir Khan only who suggested Fatima’s name for ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ to YRF, the only film she has got after ‘Dangal’.
Does this mean that other filmmakers in the industry are against casting Fatima Sana Shaikh despite her being a promising newcomer?