Exclusive! Fatima Sana Shaikh: Had texted Rajkumar Hirani sir to cast me in his film with Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan fans are eagerly awaiting a big announcement from the actor about his next film and Bollywood actress Fatima Sana Shaikh is also all ears for deets on her favourite actor’s next venture. Interestingly, when Fatima heard that Shah Rukh Khan was planning to collaborate with filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani for his next, she had messaged the director to consider her for the movie.

“I am like his another other fan who is obsessed with him. I don’t know what magic he has but I eagerly wait for his films. I believe he is doing a film with Raju Hirani, I don’t know I read it somewhere. I was like waah yaar my two favourite people! I had even texted Raju sir, if you are casting, I am there! And I was hoping that he would be willing,” Fatima told ETimes, while adding that she keeps texting filmmakers to jog their memories.

Fatima Sana Shaikh will soon be seen in ‘Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari’, a romantic entertainer co-starring Diljit Dosanjh and Manoj Bajpayee. Eager to explore period films in the future, Fatima said, “I love period films, gangster movies. I love that world of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s films. So for me it is more about the director than the genre because if a director has a certain aesthetic to his storytelling then you want to be a part of his story-telling. No matter what era it is set in or the genre.”

While speaking on the subject of biopics, Fatima added, “There are so many good stories around. And if I like the story then why not? A biopic can be made on anyone, but if it is not well written then it is of no use. So I don’t want to do a forceful one. Until and unless if the story is outstanding then kar bhi lungi shayad.”