Directed by debutant Akshat Ajay Sharma, Haddi, starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and filmmaker-actor Anurag Kashyap in the lead roles, will soon arrive on Zee5, the streaming platform announced. A revenge drama, Siddiqui will portray two characters in the film, Haddi and Harika, a transgender woman. This is the first time Siddiqui is portraying a transgender character on screen. Produced by Zee Studios, Sanjay Saha and Radhika Nanda's Anandita Studios, the direct-to-digital movie also features Ila Arun, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Saurabh Sachdeva, Shridhar Dubey, Rajesh Kumar, Vipin Sharma, and Saharsh Shukla in pivotal roles.
Co-written by Akshat Ajay Sharma and Adamya Bhalla, ‘Haddi’ is a crime revenge drama delving into the very essence of a criminal's psyche. Revolving around the "intoxicating world of vengeance, violence, and power, 'Haddi' will see Siddiqui portraying two distinct characters - Haddi and Harika, a transgender woman demonstrating remarkable versatility.
According to Akshat Ajay Sharma, ‘Haddi’ highlights the ruthlessness of the society. “It took me a lot of time to flesh out characters and craft this politician-mobster-transgender drama. The film's exploration of vengeance, violence, and power promises to captivate audiences with its enthralling narrative. With bated breath, I am truly hoping that 'Haddi' exceeds every expectation, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of our audience on ZEE5,” he said.
“At ZEE5, we constantly strive to live up to our consumer's expectations. Our viewers love thrillers and crime-dramas with unique stories. 'Haddi' is one such story that delves into the heart of the country's dark criminal chain, backed by a compelling storyline and unforgettable characters. We are confident that this film will stand out with exceptional performances by Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Anurag Kashyap,” said producer Shariq Patel, CBO, Zee Studios. “It is a gripping crime drama that features Siddiqui in an unprecedented performance portraying a complex role,” he added. “Haddi delves into the heart of India's dark criminal chain,” added Manish Kalra, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 India. The film be available to its viewers in Hindi, exclusively on Zee5.