Posted on 01 Jan, 1970 05:30 am

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A subject like Dawood was done to death

Apoorva Lakhia, director of Haseena Parkar revealed the reason of making a film on Dawood Ibrahim's sister Haseena Parkar. He said, "I was approached to make a film on Dawood and I felt that the subject was done to death! I don't think that anyone can play that role better than Ajay Devgn in Company. I was told that I don't know Dawood's story, like when he was young, and that's how I met his family. That is also when Haseenaji started talking about her life, from the time she was young to her old age, the tragedies in her life and what she has been through, I thought that was really interesting and I decided to make this movie. These characters that we are talking about in the film are connected to Mumbai's history. Everything that happened in Mumbai in 40 years, the prominent gangsters who came out of gang wars from areas like Dongri and Nagpada, then the 80s which was the encounter time. This was all very interesting to me, and that's why I decided to make a film on it."