Few days ago it was announced that Fatima Sana Sheikh has been cast as a female lead in Vijay Krishna Acharya’s ‘Thugs of Hindostan’, which also stars Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan.

Many felt that Aamir Khan romancing the young actress is repugnant as they had recently played father and daughter duo in his last movie ‘Dangal’.

But the sources clarified and said that Aamir Khan and Fatima Sana Sheikh won’t be paired opposite one another in the movie.

“It’s not true. They don’t have a romantic relationship at all. To see Aamir romancing Fatima right after Dangal would be an exercise in tasteless and insensitive professionalism. Although Fatima is part of the cast, they’re not paired together. Aamir is paired with Katrina Kaif,” said the source.

The sources also said that it was Vijay Krishna Acharya’s to cast Katrina Kaif. Now that the actress has been cast, the script is being re-written to suit the actress.

“The heroine’s role was sketchy, to begin with. It’s now been fleshed out for Katrina’s sake,” the source concluded.

‘Thugs of Hindostan’ will release next year.