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Director Apoorva Lakhia has roped in Sonakshi Sinha in his upcoming biopic, "Haseena – The Queen of Mumbai."

The film is based on the life of Mumbai underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's sister, Haseena.

Dawood has 12 siblings and Haseena is 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.

Apparently, Haseena's life affected director Apoorva and he decided to make a biopic. "Haseena aapa was a very complex personality. I have just picked up the threads of her journey and knitted together the tapestry of her life. I was approached by Sameer Antulay with the idea and Mubina, Sonakshi and I are all set to bring her story alive,'' Apoorva told The Times Of India.

Sonakshi confirmed her  role in the film and said: "It's a great script, a powerful role, a very intriguing story and an opportunity to play a character who is the polar opposite of me. I have always wanted to be a part of a biopic and this is the perfect one. It's going to be extremely challenging for me and I am looking forward to it."

Currently, the actress is busy working in AR Murugadoss' film "Akira" which is a remake of 2011 Tamil flick "Mouna Guru". The film also stars Konkona Sen Sharma.