See Aamir khan and Amitabh Bachchan discussing the script of Thugs of Hindostan, along with director Vijay Krishna Acharya (Dhoom series). They were seen prepping up for the film, ahead of the shooting, which is expected to commence shortly.
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The movie stars Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif and the Dangal girl Fatima Sana Shaikh.
So how come Aamir Khan agreed to work with Katrina, because its a known fact that Aamir doesn’t like to repeat heroines in his films?
Its because no one agreed to play Katrina’s part!
The film makers and Aamir approached several heroines for the part, but they all rejected the role.
Names like Vaani Kapoor and Alia Bhatt were doing the rounds. Vaani, after the debacle of Befikre, was praying for the role (Aditya Chopra recommended her too) but Aamir wasn’t convinced. Aamir wanted Alia Bhatt on-board but she rejected the role.
With the deadlock continuing for sometime, Aamir Khan even considered casting a much younger face for the film. And one of the names considered was Sara Ali Khan (Saif and Amrita’s daughter). Saif and Aamir had worked together in Dil Chahta Hai.
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Well, it definitely would have been a dream launch for Sara, but things didn’t fall in place for her.
Finally, the makers asked Katrina to take up the role, and Katrina agreed. But Katrina has requested Aditya Chopra to work on her part, as she hardly has anything to do in the film; the makers have agreed to flesh out the role for her.