Shraddha Kapoor has gone an extra mile for getting into the skin of the character of Dawoood Ibrahim's Haseena Parkar. After the trailer hit the web, people on the social media appreciated the actor for her efforts. There is sort of curiosity for the film. Haseena Parkar went through the procedure of film certification and CBFC has passed the film with two minor cuts.
Director Apoorva Lakhia told a leading daily, "They requested one word ‘charas’ to be muted and one cut where a woman is shown being assaulted during riots. That’s it. I happily went with these cuts. No argument. The cuts made sense. I must say the censor experience was quick and pleasant. We were in at 6 pm and out in a few hours. We got a ‘U/A’ with hardly any cuts."
Talking about Shraddha's character, Apoorva had earlier said, "I could only give her a basic idea of what I wanted and I think she had done a great job. It (the film) is a bigger risk for her than it's for me. She plays these chocolaty lovable heroines, where she sings songs. In real life too she is a chirpy person. But Haseena doesn't have any of these things. Also, everyone was surprised when I approached her."
"As an actor, she never questioned, 'Oh why am I playing a mother of four?' That shows how confident she is of her talent. For a woman who is 30 to play a 50 year old, where there is no song and dance what she is known for, is fantastic," added the director.
What made him choose the controversial story of Dawood Ibrahim? "All of us have a dark side. Why did Dawood Ibrahim do the things he did to become what he is and why didn't you do it? That's interesting to me," said Lakhia.
The film will release on September 22 and is clashing with Sanjay Dutt's Bhoomi.