new Delhi: Bollywood actress Fatima Sana Sheikh rose to fame when she portrayed the character of Geeta Phogat in the 2016 sports drama film ‘Dangal’, which became the most successful Hindi film ever. The actress of ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ also appeared as a child artist in films like ‘Ishq’, ‘Aunty 420’. Fatima Sana Sheikh is set to play the lead roles in her two upcoming releases ‘Ludo’ and ‘Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari’.
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Recently, while interacting with an entertainment portal, the ‘Ludo’ actress revealed that she has faced rejection several times in her career. She told Pinkvilla, “I was told many times that ‘you will never be a heroine.” You don’t look like Deepika, you don’t look like Aishwarya. How will you become a heroine? ‘So there are people like him who will demote you. But now when I look back, I think, ‘fair enough’. This is the standard of beauty to which they subscribe. That to be a heroine is a must. And I obviously don’t fall into that bracket, I fell into a different bracket. But now there are opportunities, films are being made for people like me, who don’t look like supermodels, who look normal. “
The actress of ‘Sooraj Pe Mangal Bhari’ also opened up the sexism that she went through early in her career. She further revealed that she was molested when she was just 3 years old. Fatima told, “I have faced people telling me that sex is the only way to get a job. So the same thing has happened to me. I have lost jobs for someone else for whatever reason. But I think apart from this industry, there are a lot of people struggling and sexism is much more relevant and it exists in every industry. I was molested when I was five years old. No! I was three years old. So you understand how deep sexism is. This is a battle that we fight everyday. Every woman, every minority fights every day. And I hope we have a better future. “
Meanwhile, Fatima will be co-starring Rajkummar Rao, Abhishek Bachchan, Pankaj Tripathi, Sanya Malhotra, Aditya Roy Kapoor on Sana Sheikh’s upcoming film ‘Ludo’ on November 12 on the digital platform Flix.
The actress will also co-star in ‘Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari’ alongside Manoj Bajpayee and Diljit Dosanjh, which will hit the screens this Diwali on 13 November.
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