Fatima Sana Shaikh says she is scared she won’t match up with the bigger cast in film like Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, and Katrina Kaif.
Fatima Sana Shaikh interacted with media at the trailer launch of the ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ on Thursday alongside cast Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, and director Vijay Krishna Acharya.
‘Dangal‘ star Fatima, when asked about her working experience with the superstar Amitabh Bachchan, said, “Everyday was like going to school for me. I learned so much back then when i first met Amitabh sir. I couldn’t say much but I am a big fan. Even when the camera wasn’t on me and he was performing, I would still end up crying when listening to him. The entire cast has done so much and I have so much more to learn. I am scared I wont be able to match to anyone of them.”
When asked about her training for the new action role in the film, she said, “I had to go through a lot of physical training. After Dangal, I again had to start with training but I had never tried archery before so it was fun.”
Amitabh Bachchan will be seen performing action sequences years later. Talking about the technological shift in the last decades, Amitabh Bachchan said, “With all the development in technology, they make us do more hard stuff. So you have to work the same, tech has’nt made anything easy. But visually, it had made things a lot more presentable. Back in the olden days, we used to go on location and our work used to be immediate; we did not work on it later.”
The full length trailer introduces Amitabh Bachchan as a thug called Azad, whose gang of thugs posed a serious challenge to the British Empire in India during the early 19th century. His gang of pirates opposes East India Company and believe in freedom go on a battle against tyranny. Where as Aamir Khan is a con-man, with special sets of skills, who is called in to infiltrate the gang and destroy it from within, but as luck would have it, he is the biggest rebel.
Thugs of Hindostan, made on a budget of over Rs 300 crore, is the costliest film that will come out of Yash Raj Films.
The film tells a fictional story set between 1790 and 1805. The Fantasy entertainer stars Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Fatima Sana Shaikh and British actor Lloyd Owen in the pivotal roles.
Directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, the movie releases on 8th November 2018.