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'Wanted to venture into new kind of films'

...says actress Shraddha Kapoor as she opens up about Haseena and more

Published: 08th July 2017

Actress Shraddha Kapoor has tried to break her girl-next-door image with her next film Haseena: The Queen of Mumbai. She hopes people will see her conscious effort of playing something different on screen.

"I think it's one of most different roles of my career so far because I think I have played more positive characters. This is the first character which has grey shades in it. I hope people can see (my) conscious effort of playing something different."

Haseena: The Queen of Mumbai is a biopic, where Shraddha is essaying the role of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's sister Haseena Parkar. The film is directed by Apoorva Lakhia and Shraddha's brother Siddhanth Kapoor will play the notorious gangster Dawood Ibrahim in the biopic.

Shraddha, who has also been roped in to play badminton champion Saina Nehwal in a biopic, says that that film too is a part of her pursuit to maintain a variety in her filmography.

"I just wanted to do something different. I felt like I wanted to venture into new kinds of films, and be a part of different kind of characters. That's why I decided to be a part of films like Haseena and the Saina Nehwal biopic," she added.

Giving more details about the biopic, she said: "I think it's a very big opportunity for me to play a sportswoman who has been a former champion. It's a huge responsibility, so I really hope that once the movie is out, people get inspired when they watch the movie.

"We have not started shooting for it and I am still preparing for the role. There is a long way to go. I hope I can do justice to her," she added.

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