When Sonakshi Sinha walked out of Apoorva Lakhia’s Hasina, the proposed bio-pic on the life of Dawood Ibrahim’s sister Haseena Parkar, the project seemed to go on backfoot.
But as luck would have it Apoorva quickly swung into action and has got Shraddha Kapoor on board.
Says a source in the know, “Apu met Shraddha for the role and explained that Sonakshi had to opt out because of a dates issue. Shraddha who has so far done only romantic roles sees this as a chance to stretch herself as an actor and to prove her versatility.”
The role of Haseena Parkar would require Shraddha to age from 20 to 60.
“Shraddha will be given a lot of prosthetics to make her look convincing as a woman of 50 and 60. She sees this role as a big challenge as it is her first grey character. Her father has played antagonists all his life, and yes, she would be seeking Shakti Kapoor’s inputs to play Haseena Parkar.”