Actor Siddhanth Kapoor is all set to portray the role of Dawood Ibrahim in Apoorva Lakhia's Haseena: The Queen of Mumbai. The 32-year-old actor told news agency IANS that he took up Dawood's role as a challenge. "These days there are a lot of biopics that are being made in Indian cinema like Mary Kom, Sarbjit or Bhaag Milkha Bhaag through which people are getting to know about their lives. Also, for an actor there is a lot of performance scope because of the graph of these characters. I didn't think twice before taking up this character. I took it (Dawood's life) up as a challenge," IANS quoted Siddhanth as saying.
This is the first time that Siddhanth Kapoor will co-star with his sister Shraddha Kapoor. Haseena: The Queen Of Mumbai is based on the life of terrorist Dawood Ibrahim's sister Haseena Parkar and the 30-year-old actress will be seen essaying the title role in the film.
"One of the main reasons why I decided to do Haseena was that I got to play someone whose life has been all over the media. I see it from an actor's point of view," IANS quoted Siddhanth as saying.
He added: "Actors like Rishi Kapoor, Akshay Kumar and Emraan Hashmi have played this character (earlier) so, I wanted to play it in a different way. Nobody has actually shown his life when he was young and how raw he was."
Siddhanth Kapoor made his acting debut with 2013 film Shootout at Wadala, starring Anil Kapoor, John Abraham and Kangana Ranaut. He also featured in films like Ugly and Jazbaa.
Siddhanth Kapoor told IANS that his character in Haseena: The Queen Of Mumbai 'stands out.' "It doesn't really matter if it is a female-oriented film for me because the character stands out and there is scope for performance. This film had a full on transformation from 18 to 42 years old. It sounded really interesting to me," IANS quoted Siddhanth as saying.
Siddhanth Kapoor added that his experience of working with his sister was 'extremely special.'
"Every brother's dream is to work with his own sister. It was really special though it was different from what we actually share in real life. It was probably one of the best experiences of my life," Siddhanth told IANS.
Meanwhile, Shraddha Kapoor is busy promoting her film Half Girlfriend, co-starring Arjun Kapoor. The film, directed by Mohit Suri, is scheduled to release on May 19.
(With IANS inputs)