We all know how Shraddha Kapoor is transforming herself to play Dawood Ibrahim’s sister, Haseena Parkar in her next film. Titled Haseena – The Queen of Mumbai, the movie revolves around how the lady don rose to power and how respected she was when she was alive.
It will follow the life of Haseena very closely and a lot of hidden truth will come to the fore. The teaser poster of the movie was released today and we have to say it’s stunning. Shraddha resembles Haseena and we are excited to see her deliver a crackling performance on screen as the lady don.
But before the film comes out, here’s all you need to know about Haseena Parker:
# Haseena was the sister of India’s most wanted fugitive – Dawood Ibrahim. Though Parker passed away a couple of years back, she used to be an integral part in keeping his dealings in India going till she was alive.
Through hawala networks, she used to send money from the Middle-east to India and vice versa. Haseena also took care of Dawood’s properties and interests in Mumbai. She also negotiated the overseas rights of Bollywood films, especially of the films to be released in the Gulf.
# Haseena’s husband was killed coz of gang wars. He was murdered in 1991 and according to reports, Dawood executed the JJ Hospital shootout to teach the killers of his brother-in-law a lesson.
Apparently, Arun Gawli’s gang had sent henchmen for him. Only post his husband’s death, she rose to power.
# Haseena’s name was associated with many land grabbing and extortion cases. But the only ongoing case before her death was the one where she was charged with cheating and extortion.
# The lady don had also lost her son – Danish Parker in 2003 during a fatal accident on the Goa-Mumbai highway while he was returning from home.
# According to reports, she was followed everywhere by policemen. This was coz of her connections with Dawood.
# Haseena died at the age of 51 due to a massive heart attack in 2014.
# Parkar also owned undeclared assets estimated to be valued at about Rs 5,000 crore. She even owned nearly 150 properties across India. However with no will in place, we don’t know what is going to happen to these properties.
Apart from Shraddha Kapoor, her brother – Siddhanth Kapoor will also be a part of the film. Haseena will be directed by Apoorva Lakhia.