Rani Mukerji To Play Underworld Queen Haseena Parkar?

  | October 17, 2014 14:36 IST
Rani Mukerji

Rani may play Haseena Parkar, Dawood Ibrahim's sister, in a biopic helmed by Apoorva Lakhia

Director Apoorva Lakhia feels Rani Mukerji will do complete justice to the role of underworld queen Haseena Parkar

Bollywood's growing interest in biopics is paving way for more director's coming up with the idea of making movies inspired by lives of eminent personalities. And the newest entrant to this category of films seems to be actress Rani Mukerji.

Rani, who was last seen playing a cop in Mardaani, might next be seen on the other side of the fence, playing underworld queen Haseena Parkar, the younger sister of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, who was known as the 'Godmother of Nagpada', an area in South Mumbai.

Haseena came into limelight when her husband Ismail Parkar was shot dead in 1991, and her brother Dawood avenged his killers by shooting them down soon after.

Thereafter, she ran her crime syndicate in Nagpada, being involved in extortion and Hawala racket. Haseena died of a cardiac arrest on July 4 this year.

Director Apoorva Lakhia feels Rani will do complete justice to the role of Haseena on the silver screen.

Rani Mukerji on the other hand, has neither accepted or denied being a part of the biopic on Haseena Parkar.

With sports biopics like Chak De India (on hockey player Mir Ranjan Negi), Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (on sprinter Milkha Singh) and Mary Kom (on boxer Mary Kom) winning accolades from the masses and critics alike, the biopic frenzy is reaching an altogether different level in Bollywood. Actor Abhishek Bachchan is also planning to produce a biopic on cricketer Yuvraj Singh. (Also read- More Women Should Join the Police Force: Rani Mukerji)

Actress Priyanka Chopra has been the most recent actress to have played the lead role in a biopic. With the success of Mary Kom, she proved her mettle as a versatile and hard-working actress.

It is yet to be seen if combining a biopic and a woman-centric film will work wonders for Apoorva or not, considering that women-centric films like Queen, Mardaani, Mary Kom and Khoobsurat have fared well at the box office this year.

Nonetheless, the ball lies in Rani's court as of now!