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Aamir Khan doesn't push for anybody to be in a film: Fatima Sana Sheikh

The actress responds to rumours that Khan pushed the makers of Thugs of Hindostan to cast his daughter from Dangal.


There has been a buzz that superstar Aamir Khan was quite keen to have Fatima Sana Sheikh - his on screen daughter from Dangal - on board as his heroine in Thugs of Hindostan, and that he pushed the makers to cast her. But the actress says he is not the kind of person to "push anybody".

"He is not that kind of a person... He doesn't push for anybody. He doesn't get involved in all of this. He is a director's actor and remains focussed. That's how I know him, and that's how I see him. I don't know where all this is coming from," Fatima told IANS over phone from Mumbai.

In Thugs of Hindostan, she is not just getting a chance to share screen space with Aamir again, but will also be seen with Amitabh Bachchan. "Amitabh sir is a legend. He had sent me a letter and bouquet after Dangal and I never thought I will get to do a film with him. I am very happy," she said.

The fact that she will be caught amidst two perfectionists - Aamir and producer Aditya Chopra - how will she deal with that?

"Actually, Adi sir is very sweet. He is a great producer, very sensitive and compassionate. Even the director Vijay Krishna Acharya (of 'Dhoom' fame) is very good.

"I have seen his films, he really enjoys the process of filming, understands you and gets the best out of you. I feel fortunate to be working with such creative and intelligent people," Fatima, who played Geeta Phogat in Dangal, said.