I was approached to make a film on Dawood: Apoorva Lakhia

ST Correspondent
Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Filmmaker Apoorva Lakhia, who is known for his slick thrillers, is gearing up for the release of his upcoming directorial Haseena Parkar, which is based on the life of dreaded don Dawood Ibrahim’s sister Haseena. During a candid chat while promoting the film, Apoorva shared an interesting story about how this project came to be. “I was actually approached to make a film on Dawood, which I refused as there have been so many films based on him.

Filmmaker Apoorva Lakhia, who is known for his slick thrillers, is gearing up for the release of his upcoming directorial Haseena Parkar, which is based on the life of dreaded don Dawood Ibrahim’s sister Haseena. During a candid chat while promoting the film, Apoorva shared an interesting story about how this project came to be. “I was actually approached to make a film on Dawood, which I refused as there have been so many films based on him. But the makers told me that people don’t know much about Dawood’s younger days and this intrigued me so I agreed to meet his family members, to know more about him.”

Apoorva added that this was when he met Haseena and her story fascinated him a lot. “Haseena was this innocent girl from a crime family and what she went through because of her family background, fascinated me a lot and I proposed that we make a film on her instead. Though she was initially reluctant, we finally managed to persuade her to share her story with us.”

Haseena Parkar stars Shraddha Kapoor, Siddhanth Kapoor and Ankur Bhatia. Produced by Nahid Khan with Swiss Entertainment and co-produced by Sameer Antulay and Babu Tyagi, the film is set to release on September 22.

Related News