In a candid conversation with Humans of Cinema, Bollywood star Fatima Sana Shaikh revealed her admiration for two of the industry’s finest actors, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan. While she considers herself a die-hard Shah Rukh Khan fan, Fatima couldn’t help but acknowledge the distinctiveness Aamir Khan brings to his films, making him an unparalleled talent in Bollywood.
The Dangal sensation lauded Aamir Khan for delivering a wide array of exceptional films, each carrying a unique essence. From the thought-provoking ‘Rang De Basanti’ to the social commentary in ‘PK’ and the gritty realism of ‘Peepli Live,’ Aamir’s filmography is a testament to his ability to delve into diverse characters and genres, captivating audiences with his impeccable performances.
The association between Fatima and Aamir dates back to their collaboration in the critically acclaimed film ‘Dangal.’ Despite repeatedly dismissing rumors of any romantic link, their friendship has faced intense scrutiny, especially after Aamir’s announcement of his divorce from Kiran Rao, his second wife. Recently, the two stars were spotted bonding over a game of pickleball, adding fuel to the ongoing speculations.
Currently, Fatima Sana Shaikh is gearing up for her highly anticipated venture, ‘Sam Bahadur,’ directed by the talented Meghna Gulzar. In this forthcoming biographical drama, she will share the screen with the versatile actor Vicky Kaushal, who will essay the role of the legendary Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw.
In praise of her co-star, Fatima couldn’t hold back her admiration for Vicky Kaushal’s acting prowess, hailing him as the epitome of talent in their generation. She expressed her awe at Vicky’s ability to transform himself into various characters, leaving the audience mesmerized with his performances. Fatima recalled her experience working alongside him, where she was left impressed by his professionalism and dedication to his craft.
The chemistry between the two actors on set was palpable, with Fatima commending Vicky for his exceptional co-acting skills. Describing him as a down-to-earth individual devoid of any diva-like behavior, she shared that Vicky’s humility and simplicity made the filming process enjoyable and seamless.
With her excitement building for ‘Sam Bahadur,’ Fatima’s words of praise for Vicky Kaushal and her anticipation of the film’s release have undoubtedly heightened the curiosity of fans and cinephiles alike.
As the industry eagerly awaits the unveiling of ‘Sam Bahadur,’ it remains clear that Fatima Sana Shaikh is not only a passionate Shah Rukh Khan admirer but also a staunch believer in the exceptional cinematic contributions of Aamir Khan. Meanwhile, the forthcoming collaboration with Vicky Kaushal is set to bring forth an electrifying on-screen chemistry that promises to elevate ‘Sam Bahadur’ to greater heights in the annals of Indian cinema.