Aditya Chopra bans Fatima Sana Shaikh from signing new films until 'Thugs of Hindostan' wraps up

Updated: Oct 22, 2017, 12:10 IST | Upala KBR

Aditya Chopra restricts Fatima Sana Shaikh from making public appearances, signing new projects until 'Thugs of Hindostan' wraps up

Fatima Sana Shaikh may find solace in her silent rebuttal to trolls who comment on her choice of attire, but Aditya Chopra isn't amused. We hear that the filmmaker, who is producing the actor's next, Thugs Of Hindostan, has asked her to keep from attracting attention on social media. This diktat comes in addition to Chopra's demands that Shaikh refrains from signing any other venture, and limits public outings.

Fatima Sana Shaikh's look in the film
Fatima Sana Shaikh's look in the film

Pointing out to Shaikh's absence from social outings, a source tells mid-day, "Fatima has been told to not sign another film until this one is over. She isn't allowed to post on social media, or attend important events. Hence, you don't see her at many functions either."

Aditya Chopra
Aditya Chopra

While a mandate of this order can irk artistes, a source tells mid-day that Shaikh is happy to oblige. "Fatima is willing to listen to Adi, given that this film is important for her. Also, it revolves around her character, and she believes she'll be able to showcase her talent by paying heed to his suggestions," While it was initially suggested that co-actor Katrina Kaif would play the lead role, co-producer and actor Aamir Khan revealed recently that the actioner will be helmed by Shaikh.

"Fatima will be seen in a new avatar, one that's drastically different from her look in Dangal. She will sport traditional attire and long hair. She will also be seen performing sword-fighting. Hence, Fatima only wishes to focus on her act."

Chopra's diktats, it appears, have been implemented to ensure that the one-film-old actor doesn't reveal too much about his project. A similar obligation, however, has not been levied on Kaif, who has been considering scripts for her forthcoming projects. While Shaikh, the source says, has also been flooded with offers, she has her mind on this outing only.

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