According to the lead actor of the film, Aamir Khan, the heroines in the film don't have equal screen time. Reports from the prominent media houses imply that Aamir has been telling people that Fatima Sana Shaikh is the lead actress of Thugs of Hindostan whereas Katrina is only there to add the glam quotient in the film. Aamir initially did not even mention Katrina's name while talking about the characters! The film was first announced to star Katrina Kaif and Amitabh Bachchan.
So far there have been reports that Katrina will be playing the female lead in Thugs of Hindostan. The story is about this girl played by Fatima. The Bang Bang actress is also upset with Aamir for giving Fatima (newcomer) the lead role in his film. Several reports have also suggested that Katrina is also not very happy about more screen space being given to Fatima in the film. The 25-year old actress had played the role of Geeta Phogat, the actor's daughter.
Now, for Aamir to say this, it surely seems to be a big deal for Fatima as it is too early for her to grab such an important role and that too opposite Aamir Khan.
Fatima has apparently been sweating it out for her Thugs of Hindostan role as well. She has been sharing her workout videos on social media.
The characters will be seen playing some larger-than-life avatars, and fans are already extremely excited about the movie.
Notably, Aamir has been mighty impressed with Fatima's performace in Dangal and had even recommended her for Thugs of Hindostan. It is counted that Aamir this at a recent venue of Secret Superstar promotions.