Aamir Khan
Bollywood actor Aamir Khan attends a news conference after an event to launch him as a United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Regional Goodwill Ambassador for south Asia, in Kathmandu October 9, 2014. [Representational image]Reuters

Yash Raj Films' Thugs of Hindostan has shown progress ever since Aamir Khan came on board. After finalising the female lead, the superstar has suggested a few changes in the script.

Now, sources have claimed that Khan isn't too sure of the under-developed character of the female protagonist and has apparently asked the writers to tweak it a little. 

"There are several points of dispute. Including the under-developed character of the female protagonist, for which even Hrithik Roshan had asked for the screenplay to be reworked. Now, Aamir has asked for the same changes," an insider told Deccan Chronicle.

About the female lead, earlier it was being said that either Alia Bhatt or Vaani Kapoor would land the part. Unfortunately, Bhatt has a jam-packed schedule and Kapoor failed to impress Khan.

Therefore, the Dangal star decided to go for a fresh face and settled with Mrunal Thakur, who once played a pivotal role in popular TV show Kumkum Bhagya, Filmfare reported. Thakur was roped in after she totally owned a look test.

In other news, Khan is now gearing up for the release of much-awaited Dangal, the story of senior Olympics wrestling coach Mahavir Singh Phogat. The sports-drama film is scheduled for a December 23 release.

Interesting trivia

Khan wasn't the first choice for Thugs of Hindostan; Hrithik Roshan was approached first, but he chose to opt out. One of the many theories around the Kaabil star's decision to bow out of the project claims that his demands weren't met. However, some even say that he had quoted a high remuneration for the role because of which he was shown the doors.

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