Haider film is an adaptation of the Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'. This is the third movie from The Shakespeare's trilogy by Vishal Bhardwaj. Earlier, he has done 'Maqbool' based on Macbeth and 'Omkara' based on Othello!
Kay Kay Menon and Irrfan Khan have supporting roles in Haider which is co-produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur of UTV Motion Pictures and Shahid Kapoor.
The film's music is composed by Vishal Bhardwaj himself. Shahid Kapoor is associated with the director-producer once again for Haider after their blockbuster hit 'Kaminey'. Shahid Kapoor is sporting a bald look in the film and it is set against Kashmir.