'Haseena Parkar': Not Shraddha Kapoor, but THIS actress was the first choice for Apoorva Lakhia directorial

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 19 July 2017, 05:23 PM
First Choice for Haseena Parkar
First Choice for Haseena Parkar

Shraddha Kapoor will be seen playing the role of sole protagonist in the upcoming Apoorva Lakhia’s directorial venture ‘Haseena Parkar’. However, it turns out that the ‘Baaghi’ star was not the first choice of the director.

At the trailer launch, the director said that it was Sonakshi Sinha who was firstly approached to portray the character of Haseena Parkar, sister of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. He said, ‘’We had first approached Sonakshi. Our shoot kept on getting postponed. She was doing Force 2 at that time and John was injured. Shraddha (Kapoor) was totally my second choice. I knew she could play a 17-year-old and a 45-year-old too’’.

The upcoming flick also features Shraddha’s real-life brother Siddhant Kapoor, who was also present at the event. He shared his experience of working with his sister and 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.”

Sharing the experience of portraying female protagonist for the first time, the ‘Half Girlfriend’ actress 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."

The film is set to hit the theatres on August 18.

First Published: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 04:16 PM
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