Sneak Peak: Haider (2014)
Set against the unrest and snowy landscape of tumultuous Kashmir, the trailer is both dark and chilling with Shahid Kapoor playing the titular character of ‘Haider’.
Having revealed that this is the most challenging role of his career, Shahid Kapoor has not only changed his physical appearance for the film but also said that he had to undergo immense emotional surrender to get into the skin of the character.
An adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy, Hamlet, ‘Haider’ tells the tale of a man who is out to avenge the death of his father, murdered by Haider’s uncle played by the very versatile Kay Kay Menon.
The beautiful Tabu marks a return to the silver screen after a long time. She plays Shahid’s mother, the helpless widow married to her late husband’s killer. But beware of her expressions! National award winning actress Tabu, who had surprised her fans in Vishal Bhardwaj’s ‘Maqbool’ earlier, has a few shades of grey.
Meanwhile, ‘Ek Villain’ actress Shraddha Kapoor also joins the ‘Haider’ cast as Arshia, a reporter who falls for the bold Haider. Seen together for the first time onscreen, Shahid and Shraddha seem to share a palatable chemistry as they are caught in a few passionate sequences.
Also starring Irrfan Khan in a special appearance, ‘Haider’ is slated to hit screens by October 2.
Watch the power-packed trailer now: