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Sonakshi Sinha has been blamed of being a mere prop in big budget film riding on the backs of superstars. But she turned tables around when she signed Akira, where she plays the title role. And after that Sonakshi has now been roped in to play the lead by director Apoorva Lakhia for his next venture, Haseena – The Queen Of Mumbai; a biopic on Dawood Ibrahim’s sister, Haseena Parkar who died of a heart attack in 2014. The lady’s story seems to have fascinated the filmmaker immensely.

Talking about Parkar, the director said to a leading daily, “Haseena aapa is a very complex Personality. I have just picked up threads of her journey and knitted together a tapestry of her life.”

Sonakshi confirmed the news to the same daily. She admitted that she always wanted to be part of a biopic and this one seems like the perfect one to start with. Sona further added, “It’s a great script, a powerful roe, a very intriguing story and an opportunity to play a character who is so polar opposite to me. It’s going to be extremely challenging for me and I’m looking forward to it.

The film journeys through 40 years of Haseena’s life and explores the emotional turmoil of being Dawood’s sister. It is said that of the 12 sibling Dawood had, he was closest to her. The biopic is likely to go on floor early next year.

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