Fatima started her career in films as a child artiste in Kamal Haasan's Chachi 420. "Chachi 420 happened when I was a child, and then I had to struggle again, I gave so many auditions. All this has come to me, but it came to me with a lot of effort. The struggle never ends. For me, this life - acting and films - is very sacred. I have struggled for long and so, I value things. Even if I have to give multiple auditions, it is okay," Fatima added.
She said that Thugs Of Hindostan is a "god-sent" opportunity. "It feels unreal. It is a huge project and with one of the best production houses. And plus there's Amitabh sir and AK (Aamir). I feel very fortunate," Fatima told IANS.
Fatima's look test for Thugs Of Hindostan leaked on social media recently. Of her look in the film, Fatima said: "It is somewhere around it. But the final look is yet to be locked. They will sharpen it." Fatima plays the role of a warrior in Thugs Of Hindostan and talking about preparing for it, she told IANS: "Oh yes. I am ready for it. My body says work harder. I am doing a lot of training because Thugs Of Hindostan demands a different kind of action from wrestling. I will need to look tall, be light on my feet, jump and be agile. I have to learn sword fighting and archery because she is a warrior."
Of working with Yash Raj Films and becoming the quintessential 'YRF heroine,' Fatima said: "I am thrilled to be a YRF heroine. But I also want to do the typical YRF heroine, where the sari (pallu) flies, and there's running around the trees," she said.
(With IANS inputs)