Fatima Sana Sheikh to be paired opposite Shahrukh Khan in his next?

Fatima Sana Sheikh is all set to reportedly star opposite the Bollywood romance king Shahrukh Khan in his next film ‘Salute’. This news come co-incidentally days after Fatima professed her desire to work with King Khan.

Fatima Sana Sheikh to be paired opposite Shahrukh Khan in his next? Fatima Sana Sheikh to be paired opposite Shahrukh Khan in his next? Source : press

Her last film; Thugs Of Hindustan, was said to be one of the saddest creations of the industry and tanked miserably at the box office. However, Fatima Sana Sheikh is all set to reportedly star opposite the Bollywood romance king Shahrukh Khan in his next film ‘Salute'. This news come co-incidentally days after Fatima professed her desire to work with King Khan.


Salute'; which is directed by Anurag Basu, is the biopic of Rakesh Sharma, the Air Force Pilot turned astronaut and the first Indian to travel into space.


In a recent interview; when asked about the one actor that she would be nervous around, Fatima was quick to name Shahrukh Khan. The ‘Dangal' actress said she is dying to work with Shahrukh and has a huge crush on him.


Well, it comes as no surprised that the makers of the film are considering Fatima in the front running to be the leading lady in the film. ‘Salute' which was originally offered too Aamir Khan eventually was passed on to the ‘Baazigar' actor after Mr. Perfectionist thought that Shahrukh would be a better choice to play the character. 


We wonder if he may have pointed the makers into considering Fatima for the film; after she became a household name due to her acting chops in her debut ‘Dangal' opposite none other than Aamir Khan.


A report in Bollywood Hungama had quoted a source saying," The makers are still on a hunt for the leading lady. Fatima Sana Shaikh too is being considered for the role. They seem to be quite impressed with her performances and she is one of the leading contenders for it."


For the uninitiated; the film that was earlier titled ‘Saare Jahan Se Achha' would have Aamir Khan and Priyanka Chopra as the lead pair. However, Priyanka's name was dropped as soon as Shahrukh Khan came on board.


Well, a lot will be riding on this film since neither Fatima's last release ‘Thugs Of Hindostan' did well at the box office nor did Shahrukh Khans ‘ZERO' impress the audicance's.