Shraddha Kapoor portrays a holistic view of Haseena Parkar


As the film Haseena Parkar is nearing its release, Shraddha Kapoor said that she has played the role of Haseena Parkar with complete honesty, and that the team has maintained realism in the story of Dawood Ibrahim’s sister.

“I loved the story. It’s a real life character, who has suffered so much loss in her life. The film was challenging for me. And I have played the role of Haseena to the best of my ability. My approach towards doing this film was the same as any other film, it is based on the vision of the director and we have tried to stay true to the story and the character,” said Shraddha in an interview.

The 30 year old actor further stated that Apoorva Lakhia’s research on Haseena Parkar aided her to understand the role better.

“I knew nothing about her. From family members you get personal anecdotes, how the person is in real life, the personality traits. The insight from her (Haseena’s) family was valuable to try and understand how she needs to be portrayed on the big screen. Apoorva Lakhia had met her, spent time with her. He had the opportunity to meet her and understand her. Unfortunately, I could not (meet her) as she had passed away. Apoorva knew her character so well and it helped us a lot while doing the scenes,” said Shraddha Kapoor.

The actress said that they have maintained a holistic view to the story of Haseena Parkar, and that they are not making any judgments with regards to the film.

She said, “We have portrayed a holistic view of this lady, we have shown the angle of law, her own perspective and of other people, who she has encountered. Apoorva did all the research. The audience is free to make their own judgement.”

“I tried my best to gain weight and I managed to gain seven-eight kilos. We took help of prosthetics to make me look like Haseena Parkar. I have tried to imbibe her mannerisms and the way she speaks, walks etc. It is entirely my voice, we have not doctored it,” added Shraddha.

The film portrays the life of Haseena Parkar, which is scheduled to release in September 22.