Siddhanth Kapoor is set to star in his next film ‘Haseena: The Queen of Mumbai’ along with sister, Shraddha Kapoor. The actor is still rather taken aback about being asked to play the role gangster Dawood Ibrahim in the upcoming release.
As reported by Times of India, Siddhanth said, “I couldn’t believe he (Apoorva) wanted me to play the part because I could not imagine playing someone like Dawood Ibrahim. Apoorva told me he has the trust that performance wise I will do it, but wanted me to convince him that I look that part. So I did a test with a photographer friend of mine, took my dad’s clothes from back in the days what he used to wear, his sun glasses and did a look test. When Apoorva saw it, he was blown away and said ‘you are my Dawood Ibrahim’”.
He has had to make sure he plays the role differently, compared to Rishi Kapoor and Akshay Kumar who have played Dawood previously. The actor continued to say, “I am playing him in the film from the age of 17 to 40. No one has really seen him in any movie where he is young. We went through very intense workshops, read books, spoke to several people in the know. It was quite an experience preparing for the role.”
He has certainly got mentoring from his father who has played negative roles in the past. He commented, “He (Shakti) told me how in the 70s and 80s people used to dress up, what was the style back then and the vibe within the industry … He gave his inputs because he used to play villain all the time. He told me how to play this subtle, dangerous yet stylish gangster.”
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