Thugs sees Fa­tima’s tran­si­tion from wrestler to war­rior princess

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FA­TIMA SANA SHAIKH has played a young wrestler who wowed au­di­ences with her per­for­mance in her de­but film Dan­gal. In her next Thugs of Hin­dostan she plays the role of the war­rior princess Zafira, a dare­devil and an out­stand­ing fighter. Her look has be­come quite a talk­ing point but cre­at­ing Zafira’s look proved to be a tall task for the film’s 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 state. “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. ” they add.

Play­ing Zafira re­quired train­ing and tons of prac­tice in archery for Fa­tima. . “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,” says Fa­tima, laugh­ing. “Ku­dos to them be­cause they imag­ined me so com­pletely dif­fer­ent,” she con­cludes.

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