Shraddha Kapoor has been really putting in a lot of hard work for her upcoming “Haseena Parkar”, who earlier revealed that she had to gain weight for her much anticipated role in the film.

She said, “I have played the role of Haseena to the best of my ability.” She further elaborated that she got in touch with the underworld mafia queen’s family to get a sense of the character, who she did not know of till she was approached for the role.

“I loved the story. It’s a real life character, who has suffered so much loss in her life. The film was challenging for me,” Sharddha said.

On trying to emulate real character, Shraddha said that she missed the opportunity to have met the real Haseena Parkar but has tried to live up to the director’s vision of putting up the best in the reel character.

“My approach towards doing this film was the same as any other film, it is based on the vision of the director and we have tried to stay true to the story and the character.”

Apoorva Lakhia directs both Shraddha and her brother Siddhanth Kapoor, who also plays Dawood in the movie. It would be interesting to see the brother-sister duo for the first time together on screen.

Talking about her role, Shraddha elaborated, “I knew nothing about her. From family members you get personal anecdotes, how the person is in real life, the personality traits. The insight from her family was valuable to try and understand how she needs to be portrayed on the big screen.”

Shraddha has visibly gained weight to play the older version of Haseena and said she needed prosthetics even after the extra kilos she put on. “I tried my best to gain weight and I managed to gain seven-eight kilos. We took help of prosthetics to make me look like Haseena Parkar. I have tried to imbibe her mannerisms and the way she speaks, walks etc. It is entirely my voice, we have not doctored it,” Shraddha said.

Haseena Parkar is a biopic on underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and is set to hit the theatres on September 22. Shraddha Kapoor also has Prabhas’ ‘Saaho’ lined up in her upcoming projects.