Sonakshi Sinha was supposed to play the role of Haseena Parker in Apoorva Lakhia's film, but the recent buzz is that Shraddha Kapoor has been finalised for the role. Sonakshi, who was earlier excited to do the film, opted out of it due to date issues.
"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," DNA quoted a source as saying.
The film "Haseena" is based on Dawood Ibrahim's sister. Dawood has 12 siblings and Haseena was the seventh one, who died in 2014 due to a heart attack. The film will portray her life's 40 years and will show what it is like to be a don's sister.
"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," the source added.
Meanwhile, Shraddha has garnered appreciation from all quarters for her brilliant performance in "Baaghi" opposite Tiger Shroff. The actress will be seen in Tiger's upcoming film "A Flying Jatt" as well. However, she will make a cameo appearance in the Remo D'Souza directorial.
The "Ek Villain" actress has also signed films like "Rock On!! 2," "Ok Jaanu" and "Half Girlfriend." She will be seen sharing screen space with Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal and Prachi Desai in "Rock On!! 2."
In "Half Girlfriend," the actress will star opposite Arjun Kapoor, while in "Ok Jaanu," she will be seen romancing Aditya Roy Kapur. "Ok Jaanu" is the remake of Mani Ratnam's Tamil film "OK Kanmani," which starred Dulquer Salmaan and Nithya Menen.