Director Apoorva Lakhia said on Tuesday at the trailer launch of his upcoming film ‘Haseena Parkar’ that he had first approached Sonakshi Sinhato play the central character of Haseena.
“We had first approached Sonakshi. Our shoot kept on getting postponed. She was doing ‘Force 2’ at that time and John was injured. Shraddhawas totally my second choice. I knew she could play a 17-year-old and a 45-year-old too,” said Apoorva in a media interaction.
Shraddha Kapoor’s brother Siddhanth Kapoor, who is portraying the role of Haseena’s brother Dawood Ibrahim, was also present for the trailer launch event.
Speaking about his experience of working with Shraddha for the first time, Siddhanth said: “I was cast with Sonakshi Sinha but she could not do the film so my sister came on board which was the best that happened to my life and my career. She has been working so hard to pull it off.”
The ‘ABCD 2’ actress was asked if she ever gets bored of the girl next door characters, Shraddha said: “I would always take up an interesting romantic script, and I think being an actor can never be boring. We get to be so many characters; I cannot remember one instance when I was bored. Being an actor and being in films is a real privilege.”
This film will also mark Shraddha Kapoor’s first female protagonist film. She was last seen in ‘Half Girlfriend’ with Arjun Kapoor.
Haseena: Parkar is an upcoming Indian biographical crime film directed by Apoorva Lakhia and produced by Nahid Khan. The film was initially named “Haseena: Queen Of Mumbai”. The principal photography of the film began in February 2016 and the shooting started on 11 October 2016. The film is based on terrorist Dawood Ibrahim’s sister Haseena Parkar. The film marks Shraddha Kapoor’s first female protagonist venture as she is essaying the title role. Kapoor’s real brother, Siddhanth Kapoor portrays the role of Dawood Ibrahim, and Ankur Bhatia plays the role of Haseena’s husband.
The film will release in theatres on August 18.
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