Shraddha-Siddhanth, Huma:Saqib: Why 2017 will be the year of sibling revelry in Bollywood – It’s all about families — real and reel — at the box-office in coming months
Talk about sibling love and the first imagery that comes to mind is one of Dev Anand singing Phoolon Ka Taaron Ka to Zeenat Aman (in 1971’s Hare Rama Hare Krishna) or Amitabh Bachchan getting all emotional for Farida Jalal with Dekh Sakta Hoon Main (Majboor). Of course, this was all the way back in the ’70s and during the last four decades, the whole dimension of sibling love has changed. This was all the more prevalent in 2015 release Dil Dhadakne Do where Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra redefined sibling revelry. In the next few weeks, actors are getting all the more experimental and stepping into a different zone altogether.
Haseena: The Queen of Mumbai July 14
Shraddha Kapoor plays the title role of Haseena in this Apoorva Lakhia film. She plays Haseena, sister of Dawood Ibrahim, who is played by her real-life sibling Siddhant Kapoor. This could well be the first time when a real life brother-sister are playing real life gangster siblings for screen. If the first look poster of the film is any indication, this one should be a fiery narrative in the offering. Shraddha and Siddhant have never shared screen space before and now that they are doing so in Haseena —The Queen of Mumbai, it is for a deserving affair indeed.
Dobaara: See Your Evil May 19
Another real life siblings who are playing brother and sister onscreen are Saqib Saleem and Huma Qureshi. This time around it is a horror affair, Dobaara — See Your Evil. The film is an official adaptation of Hollywood flick Oculus. Again, Saqib and Huma have never come together on screen and now that they are doing so for the Prawaal Raman directed film, one can indeed expect this to be special. The film was completed a while back and was waiting for the right release period to arrive. Now that it is doing so on May 19, one waits to see the kind of thrills and chills that it has to offer.