Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha is all set to star in another gangster film 'Haseena - The Queen Of Mumbai', which is being directed by Apoorva Lakhia of 'Shootout at Lokhandwala' fame.
The actress is going to be playing the notorious gangster who reigned the Mumbai underworld after her husband Ismail Parkar was killed by a rival gang.
She wrote on Twitter:
This is not the first time Sonakshi would be doing a movie based on the underworld. Milan Luthria's 'Once Upon A Time in Mumbai Dobaara!' had her play the love interest of the gangster (supposedly based on wanted underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's life).
But it was a supporting role. This time though she dons the titular character as the 'Godmother of Nagpada' and would definitely breaking some norms.
Hasina Ibrahim Parkar died in in 2014. The police said that 51-year-old Hasina, also known as Hasina Aapa (elder sister) and the underworld queen, died of a massive heart attack.
The film is likely to go on floors by early 2016.
Before that though, we will see Sonakshi on the big screen along with Konkona Sen Sharma packing some punches in 'Akira' which releases later this year.
Soonakshi is juggling between judging a reality TV show and the shoot of 'Akira'.
Sonakshi plays the role of a misunderstood girl, who is forced to fight back when she is pushed to the wall. Reports indicate that she is training really hard for 'Akira' as the film will have her in some high-octane stunt sequences.
Akira is the Hindi remake of the 2011 Tamil hit 'Mounaguru', and stars Konkona Sen Sharma, Anurag Kashyap and Shatrughan Sinha in lead roles.