June 11 : Netflix today dropped the first trailer of Taapsee Pannu’s forthcoming film Haseen Dillruba. Taking to her Instagram profile, Taapsee dropped the trailer and wrote, “Ek tha Raja, ek thi Rani, hui shuru ek khooni prem kahani (there’s a king, there’s a queen...starts a bloody love story).” The thriller also stars Vikrant Massey and Harshvardhan Rane in pivotal roles. Helmed by Vinil Mathew, Haseen Dillruba has been penned by Kanika Dhillon, who has also been credited for the dialogue and screenplay.
In the love triangle, Taapsee, who had earlier described her character as a “self-obsessed borderline narcissist”, is seen in a game of love, lust, deceit and the bloodstains of a murder. Taapsee plays Rani Kashyap in Haseen Dillruba, who wears her sexuality with pride, and is a fan of pulpy fiction writer Dinesh Pandit. Rani gets married to Rishu, played by Vikrant, who fell in love with her at the first glance. Rishu, who loves her to the extent of tattooing her name on his wrist, goes all out to keep her wife happy, while Rani is seen indulging in an affair with Harshvardhan's character. Rishu is also seen suspicious of her intentions, and expressed that he feels like killing her.
When Rishu gets killed in a blast, Rani’s life comes crashing down. The police, headed by Aditya Srivastava of CID fame, suspects Rani as the prime suspect. As the investigation starts, layers of Rani as well as Rishu’s characters come off. While Rani is seen trying to prove herself innocent by all means, she is seen telling the police officer, quoting her favourite writer that “love is incomplete without a splatter of blood”, and “every story has a different side, it only depends on who is narrating it.”
Fans seemed to have loved the trailer, as they flooded Taapsee’s post with comments. “I will be locking my door and sleeping tonight! You scare me!” wrote a fan. "This can be best movie of Taapsee and very excited to see Harshwardhan Rane after Sanam Teri Kasam and Vikrant Massey to special h hi," wrote a fan. Another commented on YouTube, "Whoa!!! Taapsee Is on fire, Vikrant and Harshvardhan are killing it. Can’t wait."
Earlier, about Haseen Dillruba, Taapsee had said, “It’s not just a beautifully written mystery, it has such wonderful characters involved which is candy in an actor’s hands.” Vikrant had said, “Haseen Dillruba is the perfect mix of humour, quirk, revenge and romance. I hope it surprises the audience as much as it surprised me when I heard it first. Haseen Dillruba will start streaming on Netflix on July 2.