- "I was taken aback because it's a true story," said Shraddha
- "I gained 7 to 8 kilos," she added
- "We also took help of silicone prosthetics in my mouth," she also said
To fit into the role, Shraddha Kapoor had quite a job on her hand. She had to play both a young and an ageing Haseena Parkar. The film shows how Haseena became the queen of the underworld after her brother Dawood Ibrahim left Mumbai, "I gained 7 to 8 kilos because we had to show the change in her character over the years. For that, we also took help of silicone prosthetics in my mouth. It was an experience for me because once you are fully ready for the shot; you start feeling the weight psychologically. You walk like the character...you feel different," Shraddha said.
Haseena Parkar also stars Shraddha's brother Siddhanth Kapoor who plays the role of Dawood Ibrahim in the film. Though actors like Rishi Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar and Sonu Sood have played the role of the underworld don in the past, Siddhanth explained how this one is different, "The character of Dawood in this film evolves from 18 years to 40 years. No one has seen an 18-year-old Dawood, so we had that liberty to play around with the look. Everyone else has played Dawood after 35 years of age."
After several delays to avoid box-office clashes with big releases, Haseena Parkar finally releases on September 22.