Fatima Sana Shaikh, who has collaborated with Aamir Khan in Dangal and this year's Thugs of Hindostan among others has often been linked to the Bollywood actor. The rumour mills have been abuzz for some time now but while neither of them had reacted to the rumours so far, here's what Fatima has to say about the reports.
When Fatima, in an interview with Bollywood Hungama, was asked about the rumours of link-up with Aamir, she said, “It’s very weird. My mother keeps on watching TV and the other day she showed me ‘Your photo has come’ and I was like ‘Read the headline to know what’s written.’ I used to get disturbed and I felt like I should explain myself.”
“If someone accuses you of something, the first instinct is to come out and tell, ‘Listen, why do you think it is like this?’ If you are an aggressive person, you will attack. If you are a submissive person, even then you will talk about it. But, now, I do not feel the need to explain because I feel no matter what you do, people will talk about you. Logon ka kaam hai bolna woh bolenge,” the actress added.
Fatima has worked with Aamir on two films. Their first, the sports drama Dangal, was a box office success, going on to make more than Rs 2000 crore worldwide and becoming the most successful Bollywood film ever. Their second film, this year’s historical action-adventure Thugs of Hindostan, is considered one of the biggest commercial disappointments of 2018. The film is touted to be the most expensive Hindi film ever made - it has a reported budget of Rs 335 crore - but has made only Rs 260 crore. Fatima at a recent event called the film’s box office and critical failure ‘heartbreaking’.
Fatima is often spotted attending Aamir’s parties, and posing with his family - wife Kiran Rao and daughter Ira.