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Sonakshi Sinha was first choice for Haseena Parkar: Dir Apoorva Lakhia

News Agencies | Updated on: 18 July 2017, 18:23 IST

Did you know Sonakshi Sinha was the first choice to portray Dawood Ibrahim's sister Haseena Parkar in Apoorva Lakhia's upcoming film?

Yes, you heard it right! The director, at the trailer launch of 'Haseena Parkar' here, said today, "Sonakshi Sinha was first approached for Haseena Parkar, but because of delays and date issues we moved on."

Adding, "My next choice was Shraddha Kapoor as she can play both a 17 and 40 year old."

Further praising the 'Ok Jaanu' actress for the fierce performance, the director said, "I consider Shraddha Kapoor is one of the finest talents we have now and Haseena Parker is one of her finest performances."

In the two-minute trailer of 'Haseena Parkar,' Shraddha looks gritty and scary and way too convincing.

With voice modulation and look transformation, seems like the actress has done complete justice to the character.

The movie features Haseena Parkar's journey from age 17 to 40 and her transformation from a young girl to Aapa.

Shraddha's brother Siddhanth Kapoor plays the role of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, accused of the 1993 Mumbai blasts, in which hundreds of people lost their lives.

The trailer shows the struggle Haseena underwent after Dawood Ibrahim was accused in the Mumbai blasts.

The film, which also stars Rajesh Tailang, Ankur Bhatia and Sunil Upadhyay, is all set to hit the theatres on August 18.


First published: 18 July 2017, 18:23 IST