Shraddha Kapoor will play the titular role in Haseena: The Queen of Mumbai. The film, a biopic on Haseena Parkar, the sister of gangster Dawood Ibrahim, will be directed by Apoorva Lakhia.
Interestingly, Shraddha’s brother Siddhanth Kapoor will be essaying the role of Dawood Ibrahim onscreen.
“I am excited but I am more nervous as I play from the age of 17 to 43 so that whole character graph is there. The character is going to be difficult. I hope I’m convincing,” Shraddha told PTI while at the Global Citizen concert in 2017.
Shraddha is preparing for her role by watching some video footage featuring Haseena to get the nuances of the character right.
Parkar used to handle Dawood’s business in Mumbai after her husband Ismail Parkar was shot dead by the Arun Gawli gang in 1991. Parkar died of a cardiac arrest in July 2014.
Sidhanth Kapoor, worked as an assistant director in films like Bhagam Bhag and Bhool Bhulaiya. He became an actor with Shootout at Wadala and did other films like Ugly and Jazbaa.
Shraddha’s Rock On 2, did not do well at the box office, in part due to the demonetisation issue. “It’s sad that the film has not done well, you do feel bad. You work hard and spend so much time on a film, a Friday comes and decides the fate of the film. I wish the film did better and people would have liked the film. I guess there are some mixed response and I hope people like the film,” she said.