Sonakshi Sinha proves her painting chops once again Image: Facebook
Director Apoorva Lakhia, at the trailer launch of his upcoming film Haseena Parkar, said he had first approached Sonakshi Sinha to play the titular role 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. Shraddha was totally my second choice. I knew she could play a 17-year-old and a 45-year-old too," said Apoorva at a media interaction.
Shraddha's brother Siddhanth Kapoor, who is portraying the role of Haseena's brother Dawood Ibrahim, was also present at the trailer launch.
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 (thing) that happened to my life and my career. She has been working so hard to pull it off."
The ABCD 2 actor 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."
Haseena Parkar is Shraddha's first female protagonist film. She was last seen in Half Girlfriend with Arjun Kapoor.
The biographical crime film directed by Apoorva. 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.
For now, take a look at the trailer: