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Why Is Fatima Shaikh Trending After Aamir Khan-Kiran Rao Divorce News

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Fatima Sana Shaikh trending: Actor Fatima Sana Shaikh began trending on Twitter today soon after the news about Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao’s divorce broke. Khan and Rao had been married for 15 years. Soon after the release of their joint statement announcing their divorce, Shaikh’s name was dragged into the news, purely based on rumours of alleged link-up with Khan.

Shaikh and Khan had worked together in the 2016 film Dangal, in which she played the role of wrestler Geeta Phogat, while Khan essayed the role of her father Mahavir Phogat. The two also worked together in the 2018 film Thugs Of Hindostan. In fact, Shaikh’s casting in the film had reportedly led to the rumours of her alleged romance with Khan, with reports emerging that she was cast in the project because of her rapport with the film’s lead actor. With the actors sharing screen in more than one film, many speculated of the ‘growing closeness’ between the two but none of the actors made any statement about the same.

However, Khan’s now estranged wife Kiran Rao had herself said in 2017 that Fatima Sana Shaikh had bagged the role in Thugs of Hindostan on basis of merit. “We don’t deal with it (casting). It’s a Yash Raj Films movie, so Aditya Chopra, Vijay Krishna Acharya and Aamir have decided on it. As it is a big film for them, they would have given it (casting Fatima) a good thought. There has to be merit in it,” she said. Read more on that here.

However, this hasn’t stopped social media from speculating that Shaikh had a role to play in Khan and Rao’s separation. It is to be noted that neither Khan or Shaikh have ever confirmed the rumours about their link up, as of yet.

Here are some of the tweets circulating online, that target Fatima Sana Shaikh for Aamir Khan’s divorce:

Rumours of link-ups is just one of the trending news for the day, with respect to Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao’s divorce news. Twitter is also busy investigating an alleged love jihad angle in the announcement. Read more on that here.


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