Apoorva Lakhia’s next, Haseena Parkar, the biopic of a woman who came into recognition because of her brother Dawood Ibrahim has created a lot of curiosity amongst the audience. Though there has been a lot spoken about Dawood Ibrahim, which is being played by Siddhanth Kapoor in the film, there is very little that people know about Shraddha Kapoor’s character, Haseena Parkar.
Apoorva Lakhia spent almost 3 years with the story of Haseena Parkar where he spent time with Haseena herself, her family, police officials and everyone who ever knew Haseena. The real family of Haseena, or Appa, as she was fondly known, was very helpful in giving Apoorva and his team access to old family pictures, things which were used by Haseena and a lot of content for research purposes.
They even once even visited the sets of the film when Apoorva was shooting one of the most intense scenes in the film. It had Ankur Bhatia’s character, Ibrahim Parkar getting shot and Shraddha Kapoor groaning and weeping. In real life, that scene marked the turning point in Haseena Parkar’s life and something which the entire family suffered from.
The scene had so many strong feelings attached to it that that the entire crew was in silence for a few minutes and the real family of Haseena Parkar were left with moist eyes.
Ankur Bhatia shares, “It was very taxing for both Shraddha and me as we had to go deep into our own dark places to act that scene. As we gave our shot and got out of the car, we saw Haseena’s entire family weeping by the monitor. We must have done something right.”
Swiss Entertainment presents Apoorva Lakhia’s Haseena Parkar, co-produced by Sameer Antulay & Babu Tyagi and produced by Nahid Khan starring Shraddha Kapoor, Siddhanth Kapoor and Ankur Bhatia is set to release on 22nd September 2017.
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