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Shraddha Kapoor on Haseena Parkar: Wanted to venture into new kind of films

In an interview, the actress, who was last seen in Half Girlfriend, spoke about wanting to change her image with her upcoming film choices.

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Actress Shraddha Kapoor has tried to break her girl-next-door image with her next film Haseena Parkar. 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 for sure because I think I have played more positive characters, and this is first character which is more grey shaded. I hope people can see (my) conscious effort of playing something different," Shraddha told IANS on phone from Mumbai.

She spoke on the sidelines of the launch of a hair care brand.

Haseena Parkar is a biopic, where Shraddha is essaying the role of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's sister. 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 project 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 [Parkar] 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.

The actress, who made her film debut with Teen Patti (2010), went on to do roles in films like Aashiqui 2 (2013), Ek Villain (2014) and Haider (2014).

Asked about her evolution as an actor, Shraddha said, "That is something that the audience has to decide... How they see my progress. I just like to try and do better than what I have done before."

The actress says she is not affected by the ups and downs of life as she feels it is a "part of every kind of profession". But she insists that "you keep doing what you are passionate about."

Daughter of veteran actor Shakti Kapoor, Shraddha says that she looks to her father for advice, but his only suggestion to her is to always do what she wants to and to pursue what makes her happy.