‘Thugs of Hindostan’ is a movie that has been talked of for a while now… in fact for too long! Since its inception, the film has had a record of an erratic cast and the only constant in the cast is the constant change in the cast. Ironic, isn’t it?
Even Hrithik Roshan who was roped in for the movie opted out as he apparently had issues with the shooting dates which made it difficult for him for commit his dates to ‘Thugs of Hindostan’. While rumours had started making rounds as to the movie being shelved altogether, it came as a relief when sources confirmed that Bollywood biggies Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan have been locked in to play the male leads in the film.
The film which has grabbed eyeballs since it was officially announced will see Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan sharing screen space for the first time. Their on screen chemistry would be something to watch out for definitely.
After the male leads, it is the female lead that is yet to be finalised. Many actresses were rumoured to play the lead, the latest being ‘Dangal’ girl Fatima Sana Shaikh but according to fresh reports Alia Bhatt is being considered to play the female lead in the film.
According to sources, “Aamir is keen on casting Alia, as he considers her to be a far more established actress in the current lot, but nothing has been finalised yet.” Another source was quoted saying, “Alia is one of the contenders and Aamir is said to be in favour of casting her in the film. He said to have again spoken to Aditya Chopra about the same. However, the final decision is yet to be made.”
If Alia is finalised for the role, this would be her first collaboration with Yash Raj Films and the film will have an overload of talent to showcase!