Shraddha Kapoor glad to be part of ‘Haider’
It seems that Shraddha Kapoor has made somewhat of a habit to play tragic lovers. In her last film ‘Ek Villain’, she gets killed by the villain Ritiesh, while in ‘Aashiqui 2’ she lost her lover. In her upcoming film ‘Haider’ she will again portray a character with a tragedy. But she does not seem to mind as she is happy to be a part of a Vishal Bhardwaj film which is the third installment in the director’s Shakespearean adaption series after ‘Maqbul’ and ‘Omkara’.
Shraddha seemed very excited when she said, “I still can't believe that I am a part of Vishal sir's Haider. It's such a surreal experience for me. I am lucky that he has given me this opportunity at such an early stage of my career.” She is also happy to work with several accomplished actors in such an early stage of her career. Shraddha said in her interview, “It has an ensemble starcast of veteran actors like Tabu, Kay Kay Menon and Irrfan. I feel it's an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity." ‘Haider’ is inspired by Shakespeare’s tragedy ‘Hamlet’ and in the film she will be playing a character inspired by Ophelia from the original play.
Shraddha also described her character from the film adaptation. She said, “Vishal sir has adapted the play brilliantly with an Indian setting. I am playing a press reporter Arshia, who is an amalgamation of Shakespeare's Ophelia and Horatio (a friend to Hamlet). I read Hamlet in my school but I don't remember it well. Sir's (Vishal) script was enough to understand all these characters."
After successfully making her debut as singer with the song ‘Galiyan’ in her last film ‘Ek Villain’, Shraddha will once again be heard singing in ‘Haider’. She has sung a Kashmiri folk song in the film. She said, "Arshia is a Kasmiri girl and the role is different. I needed to understand the way a Kashmiri girl behaves and Vishal sir helped me with that. Tabu ma'am and I sang for the film but we didn't sing together."
The trailer of the film is already out and it has created a good impression on the mind of the viewers. Shahid Kapoor is playing the lead character of ‘Haider’ and it may very well be his most unique and complex character ever. The film is a joint production between Vishal Bhardwaj and Siddharth Roy Kapoor of UTV Motion Pictures. The film is set to release on 2nd October and will clash with Hrithik Roshan starrer ‘Bang Bang’.