Thugs of Hindostan will be going on floors from June 1, 2017. The film is set to hit the screens during Diwali 2018 weekend. Whereas Chanda Mama Door Ke is directed by Sanjay Puran Singh and will be releasing sometime next year.
Last year, it was reported that Fatima Sana Shaikh has been approached by the makers of Chanda Mama Door Ke to pair opposite Sushant Singh Rajput.
A source close to the development of the film told a leading daily, “The makers of Chanda Mama Door Ke have been hunting for a leading lady, and they’re keen on casting Fatima for this film. Right now, nothing is on paper, so one can’t confirm anything about this.”
When Fatima was asked by the daily, she stayed mum and said, “I’m sorry, I can’t talk about it. I can’t say anything right now.”
Now, as per a leading tabloid, Fatty, as she is fondly called, has backed out from the film as she is all set to star in Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan starrer Thugs of Hindostan.
Oh well, that’s definitely not a surprise.
Last week, the producer of the film Yash Raj Films, released a statement about Fatima being a part of the film. Vijay Krishna Acharya, the director stated, “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 the action. We are very happy to have found the perfect girl for our film.”