Posted March 26, 2016 by admin in Bollywood

Everything You Wanted to Know about “Azhar” – Mohammad Azharuddin’s Biopic starring Emraan Hashmi

From Serial Kisser to Cricketer…

Emraan Hashmi, better known as serial kisser of Bollywood, is now all set to to play some brilliant shots in the cricket stadium and this time as the legendary Mohammed Azharuddin, the former Indian captain.

The right handed batsman, Azharuddin, who was bestowed with Arjuna Award in 1986 will eternally breathe in the pages of cricket History. However, 2000 match-fixing scandal will always remain as an ineffaceable blemish of his life, which also imposed a ban on him, but was lifted in 2012. Everything, from on-field to off-field life of his, will be depicted in the film directed by Tony D’Souza and produced by Balaji Motion Pictures and MSM Motion Picture. Be it about his bigamy or on-field-collars-up secret, ‘Azhar’ will straighten out every single attribute of Azharuddin’s life. Generous to scandalous and cricketer to politician, this is what Azharuddin is all about, likewise, his biopic.

Here we share some of the insights on his latest film Azhar based on the life of yesteryear’s player Mohammed Azharuddin:

Azhar Personally Trained Emraan for the Film
While it didn’t took much of a training to become a serial kisser, Emraan had to really practice hard to become an onscreen cricketer. Being an average gully cricketer, it was really hard for Emraan to pick up batting skills that could match up with Mohammed Azharuddin. However, his dilemma came to an end when Azhar himself decided to train Emraan for his biopic.
Why a kisser to be made batter?
“Emraan is very apt for the role. He has worked very hard. A lot of people asked me ‘Why is Emraan doing my role in the film?’ But Emraan is my favorite,” Azharuddin said here at the launch of the teaser of the film.”I have watched almost all his films, and I think he is apt for the role. After this film, he will be called Azhar most of the time,” he added.
Emraan Is Playing 50 overs every day
To get into the shoes of Mohammad Azharuddin, Emraan has already started practicing cricket before shooting. He is playing 50 overs a day to train himself. What’s more, he is even trying to get his cricketing style correct. Following the body language of Azhar, Emraan is also making sure his body language matches to that of Azhar to a great extent.

Emraan Will Be Seen With 3 Women in Azhar the Film
Buzz is that Nimrat Kaur of the Lunchbox fame will play the role of Azhar’s lawyer in the film. This will be a fictional character. Besides, Prachi Desai will play the role of Azhar’s first wife Naureen and Nargis Fakhri is expected to essay the role of Sangeeta Bijlani, Azhar’s second wife. The original choice for the role of Sangeeta Bijlani was Kareena Kapoor. However, Ms. Kapoor preferred Udta Punjab over Azhar. If you are thinking whether there will be a Salman Khan angle in the film – the answer is “No” as confirmed by the film’s producer Ekta Kapoor.

‘Azhar’ is scheduled to be on screens on May13, 2016.