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Haseena Parkar teaser: Shraddha Kapoor looks menacing as Dawood's sister

The trailer is not only introductory in nature, but manages to instill fear too.

Mayur Lookhar

The teaser of Shraddha Kapoor’s much awaited gangster drama Haseena Parkar was unveiled today at the Facebook office in Mumbai. Directed by Apoorva Lakhia, the film is set to be released on 18 August.

The makers released a minute long teaser. It’s not only introductory in nature, but manages to instil fear too. That’s what gangster films and crime dramas are meant to do.

The posters were enough to suggest why director Lakhia chose Shraddha as his Haseena Parkar. The late sister of underworld Dawood Ibrahim remained a controversial figure. In the film, Shraddha's real life brother Siddhant Kapoor plays Dawood.

Who was Haseena Parkar? A gangster or godmother? Lakhia opens the debate with his teaser.

Lakhia deserves full credit for presenting Shraddha in a never seen before avatar. She stands out for her looks, especially the fine prosthetics that help her come close to resembling the late Haseena Parkar. She has modulated her voice to suit the character. Arguably, this could be Shraddha's most defining role so far.

With biopics like these, there's always a chance of the tainted individuals being glorified. Lakhia’s earlier film Shootout At Lokhandwala (2007) was partly guilty of it. We'll have to wait and watch how Lakhia handles Haseena.

Watch the teaser below: