Remember Fatima Sana Shaikh, who shot to fame with Aamir Khan’s Dangal. The actor, who became a household name with her incredible acting in the wrestling biopic, has been lying low for some time as she focussed on her second big project with Aamir, Thugs of Hindostan.
The film, produced under Yashraj banner, is scheduled to hit the theatres on 7 November this year. Not long ago, the leaked photos of the film had caused quite a buzz on social media platforms.
In Thugs of Hindostan, Indian film lovers will also get to see Aamir and Amitabh Bachchan together for the first time.
Fatima on Saturday took to Instagram to engage herself with her fans through an interactive session. During an impromptu Q&A session, the actor answer questions posed by her fans online. One fan asked her why she was following ‘adult accounts on Instagram.’ Fatima replied in one-liner, “Because I am am adult. (sic)”
When a fan asked her what subjects she chose in her college, the actor replied that she was a Class 9 drop out. In response to a question on how she deals with negativity, the Dangal actor replied, “I don’t get rid of it (negativity). I get affected and then move on with it because I have a life.”
She also clarified that the Wiki had wrongly mentioned her as a girl from Hyderabad, a city she’s never lived in. She said that she was born in Mumbai.
Post the success of Dangal, Fatima has been subjected to online trolling on several occasions. Last year in June, she had to face incessant trolling on social media after she posted a photo of herself sporting bikini, while sitting on a beach. Among other jibes targeting her, the actor was also called ‘shameless’ and causing ‘disrepute’ to her family and upbringing.
Weeks later, she became a victim of trolls once again after she posted a photo of herself in a red saree with her midriff area exposed. Trolls, largely Muslims, had called her pornstar while asking her to remove her Muslim identity.