Filmmaker Vijay Krishna Acharya revealed that Fatima has been zeroed in for the role as she perfectly suits the character of a rigorous action heroine. "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," Mr Acharya said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Twitter is excited about watching Fatima and Aamir on the big screen again, and simply can't wait:
EPIC #ThugsOfHindostan? Captain Cold (@Haanikarak_Thug) May 5, 2017
Earlier this year, a photograph of Fatima dressed as a warrior and reported to be from a look test for the film, went crazy viral.
Fatima Sana Shaikh Wrestler in Dangal, set to be a Warrior in Thugs of Hindostan. pic.twitter.com/3hTU3MNmj5? Mustafa (@ThatBoyMusty) April 15, 2017
Previously, fans were delighted at the prospect of Fatima's second time collaboration with Aamir, when Fatima had addressed speculation in a statement to news agency PTI. "What should I say? All I know is that a film named Thugs of Hindostan is being made. I am not playing any role. If I get it then good. Someone please give me a role in that film I want to do Thugs of Hindostan," said the Dangal actress.
Thugs Of Hindostan is scheduled to go on floors in June and will hit screens on Diwali next year.