Emraan Hashmi recently took to his Twitter account and wished ace and controversial Indian cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin, Happy Birthday and unveiled this first look from the film.
“Happy 53rd Birthday @mpazhar. Here is my birthday present.Me as You in #Azhar! #HappyBirthdayAzhar @AzharTheFilm” wrote Emraan.
Azhar an upcoming Indian biographical sports film Directed by Tony D’Souza based on the life of the former Indian international cricketer, Mohammad Azharuddin, starring Emraan Hashmi, Prachi Desai, Nargis Fakhri and Huma Qureshi.
Azhar is a critical movie for Emraan Hashmi, because his last outings such as “Mr X”and “Raja Natwarlal” have taken a toll on his bank ability as a leading man. But with Azhar, he hopes to get his career back on track.
Interestingly, Azharuddin was one of India’s most prolific players and captained the National team during the 1990’s. In 2000, he was banned for life courtesy his involvement in match-fixing.
Moreover, on the personal front, he was married to noted actress Sangeeta Bijlani. It will be worth watching how these aspects of his life are incorporated into the film.
Produced by Balaji Motion Pictures and Sony Pictures Networks, Azhar is slated to hit screens later this year.