It's great to see movies being made with our female stars in the lead, where they are not just restricted to being the hero's arm candy. Once such exciting movie to look forward to this year is Haseena. A biopic made on Haseena Parkar, the movie stars Shraddha Kapoor in the lead titular role and is directed by Apoorva Lakhia (Shootout at Lokhandwala, Ek Ajnabee). Now we know a lot about Haseena Parker's super infamous brother, Dawood Ibrahim - the fugitive don who once used to rule Mumbai underworld in the '80s and '90s before escaping to Dubai and later Pakistan. However, little is known about the sister, who still stays around Mumbai, and carries out some of the business operations of her brother here. Haseena tells her story, with Shraddha Kapoor's real-life brother Siddhant playing Dawood in the movie.
The new poster of the movie that came some time back throws more light on her life. But before we get into that, we also realised that from the poster, the title has been changed from Haseena: The Queen of Mumbai to Haseena Parkar. It makes sense, since Haseena Parkar wasn't as prolific as her brother to earn the epithet 'Queen of Mumbai'. And it's high time we have to stop giving such sobriquets to notorious figures. Coming to the poster, it has Shraddha Kapoor wearing a burkha and looking intensely ahead with other women surrounding her. It's the caption that intrigues us more - 'Atthasi cases darj par court mein hajri sirf ek baar' (88 cases are filed in the court in her name, but only one court appearance). This happened in May 2007 for a cheating and forgery case that she was implicated in. The taglines also pokes the sluggishness of our legal system.
Haseena Parkar which was supposed to release on July 14, along with Ranbir Kapoor's Jagga Jasoos, has rescheduled its release date to now come out on August 18. Says a source close the movie, “On July 14, we were not getting proper theatre screens and timings. Now having shifted by two weeks, we at least stand a fair chance."
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