We saw Aamir Khan’s movie Dangal at a special screening and came out impressed not just with the thespian Khan but also the four girls who play his daughters in it! Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra essay Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari, the grown up girls of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat on whose life the film is based, while little cuties Zaira Wasim and Suhani Bhatnagar play the younger version of the two female wrestlers. All four of them have performed their roles to perfection, having worked with the Mr Perfectionist himself – Aamir Khan – as their mentor! In fact, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra are also interning in Aamir Khan’s production house and may continue to be part of his clan in the future. This man surely knows how to hold on to his creamy layer of performers! UPDATE: Fatima Sana Shaikh will star opposite Aamir Khan in Thugs of Hindostan, a Yash Raj Films production that also stars the legendary Amitabh Bachchan. The movie is directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya who also helmed YRF’s Dhoom:3 starring Aamir Khan. Dangal making: Aamir Khan’s fabulous body transformation in 10 visuals! (Watch video)
All through the making of Dangal, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra have been delighting us through their Instagram posts and their popular Dubsmash of Do mastane chale zindagi banane – a song from Aamir Khan and Salman Khan’s cult comedy Andaz Apna Apna. They definitely have a distinctive swag and are as chilled out and cool as any other urban youngster in India today. Both have a sense of style and are unique in their look. As far as Dangal is concerned, it is Fatima Sana Shaikh who has the meatier role as the movie revolves around Geeta’s relationship with her father Mahavir Singh Phogat who has coached her since childhood. Fatima Sana Shaikh shines like a diamond in Dangal and all credit to casting director Mukesh Chhabra and Aamir Khan for spotting her talent. Take a look at these uber cool Instagram pictures of Fatima Sana Shaikh, some with Aamir Khan and Sanya Malhotra, that give a glimpse into her life before and after Dangal.
#Throwback – the long-haired Geeta from Dangal aka Fatima Sana Shaikh!
The unmistakable confidence of Fatima Sana Shaikh!
You talkin’ to me?A photo posted by Fatima Sana Shaikh (@fatimasanashaikh) on
The Biker Babes: Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra as Jai and Veeru from Sholay!
Jay Aur VeeruA photo posted by Fatima Sana Shaikh (@fatimasanashaikh) on
Fatima Sana Shaikh: Too cute to be a monster!
Fatima Sana Shaikh – the wrestler da swag in Ludhiana!
लुधियाना की गलियाँ।A photo posted by Fatima Sana Shaikh (@fatimasanashaikh) on
Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra – BFFs!
मित्र! #LudhianaA photo posted by Fatima Sana Shaikh (@fatimasanashaikh) on
Fatima Sana Shaikh on the sets of Dangal at the National Sports Academy (as shown in the movie)
Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra: Bonded for life!
दोस्तA photo posted by Fatima Sana Shaikh (@fatimasanashaikh) on
Umm, Katrina Kaif lookalike?
Fatima Sana Shaikh the Diva!
Fatima Sana Shaikh in a traditional outfit at a wedding!
The Flower Child, as she says!
Fatima Sana Shaikh – Biker Babe for real!
Fatima Sana Shaikh is zoned out!
Travel Diaries of Fatima Sana Shaikh!
Classic black and white!
And finally, with the real and reel Dangal family!
#dangal 🙈A photo posted by Fatima Sana Shaikh (@fatimasanashaikh) on
Let us know what you think of Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra! (Photos courtesy: Fatima Sana Sheikh Instagram.)