Fatima Says Playing Zafira With Her Long Hair In Thugs Of Hindostan Was A Challenging One

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Published by Vijay Sisodiya on 29 Oct 2018

Fatima Sana Shaikh, who rose to fame from the film Dangal, bagged her second Bollywood project. Well, the best part of it was that the newbie actress got to share screen space with some of the biggest stars of Bollywood including Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Aamir Khan. This is a great opportunity for Fatima as she is will get to share the screen with these biggies and also prove herself.


Sana proved her mettle in acting in Dangal and now she is all set to show her fearless avatar in Thugs of Hindostan where she plays the role of Zafira. From what we saw in the motion posters, trailer, and her character poster, Fatima looked every bit stunning as she was seen with a bow and arrow and all ferocious.

Playing Zafira’s role was really challenging for Fatima. Not action scenes, but her hair was the major challenge for the actress.


Fatima said, “I could have never imagined that playing Zafira’s role would be difficult because of the hair. Sitting for three hours every day in the morning before the shoot is quite a pain. Kudos to them because they imagined me so completely different.”

Fatima’s look as Zafira became pretty popular but it wasn’t a cakewalk for the costume designers, Rushi and Manoshi. “Zafira was one of the most challenging characters for us. We found fabrics that we thought best described Zafira and then we got her to stand like a mannequin and draped and draped fabric for five to six hours,” they said.


They further added, “Even with the armor, we had to keep her frame in mind and design an armor which is flattering and yet made her look very strong. One of the very interesting things that she has as a part of her armor which nobody else has is the archery glove. It is designed so that she can do exceptional archery.”

Thugs of Hindostan is all set to make way to the theatres on November 8.




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