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Did you know that not Shraddha Kapoor but Sonakshi Sinha was the first choice for Haseena Parkar. Yesterday, the trailer of the film hit the internet and it's super impressive!
Director Apoorva Lakhia revealed on Tuesday at the trailer launch of 'Haseena Parkar' that he had first approached Sonakshi Sinha to play the central character of Haseena.
Why Sonakshi Couldn’t Do This Film?
"We had first approached Sonakshi. Our shoot kept on getting postponed. She was doing 'Force 2' at that time and John was injured," said director Apoorva Lakhia.
‘Shraddha Was My Second Choice’
He further added, "Shraddha was totally my second choice. I knew she could play a 17-year-old and a 45-year-old too."
Siddhanth Happy To Work With Shraddha
Shraddha Kapoor's brother Siddhanth Kapoor, who is portraying the role of Haseena's brother Dawood Ibrahim, spoke 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."
Does Shraddha Get Bored Doing Romantic Roles?
When Shraddha 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."
Shraddha’s First Negative Role Of Her Career
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 a biographical crime film directed by Apoorva Lakhia. The film's story is based on Dawood Ibrahim's sister Haseena Parkar. The film was initially named "Haseena: Queen of Mumbai".
The film will release in theatres on August 18.