Apoorva Lakhia director of the film Haseena Parkar revealed that Sonakshi Sinha was the first choice for the role of Haseena.
“We had first approached Sonakshi. Our shoot kept on getting postponed. She was doing Force at that time and John had got injured. Shraddha was totally my second choice. I knew she could play a 17-year-old and a 45-year-old too.” said Apoorva Lakhia at the trailer launch of the film on Tuesday.
Shraddha Kapoor’s on screen and off screen brother Siddhanth Kapoor spoke about his experience of working with her for the first time, “I was cast with Sonakshi Sinha, but she could do the film so my sister came on board after that which was the best that happened to my life and my career. She has been working so hard and then to pull it off was just off the hook how she has done it and how she looks in the film.”
The ABCD 2 actress was asked if she ever gets bored of the girl next door Characters, Shraddha said “I would always take up an interesting romantic script. Always, and I feel like 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.”
This film will also mark Shraddha Kapoor’s first female protagonist film. She was last seen in Half Girlfriend with Arjun Kapoor.
Haseena Parker 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 as Haseena: Queen of Mumbai.