Azhar biopic: Emraan aces the look of former cricket captain

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 22, 2015 21:20 IST

The first look of Emraan Hashmi's next, a biopic on former captain of Indian cricket team Mohammed Azharuddin, was launched on Thursday evening.

Directed by Tony D’Souza, the script of the biopic has been written by Rajat Aroraa.

Speaking about his role in the movie at the launch, Emraan Hashmi said, "There are many challenges like cricketing style, which is very unconventional, I am an average gully cricketer. But when Azhar bhai came and taught me, I realised I had lot to learn in cricket. Hopefully I have got it better over the last three months.

Emraan further said that he played around 50 overs everyday to perfect his act before he started shooting. "In school time we were passionate about cricket. Everyone had started putting their collars up due to some reasons and there is only one man to be blamed for it, Azhar bhai. And 20 years after I get a call from Ekta Kapoor saying they are planning a movie on the life and times of Mohammad Azharuddin. I yelled and screamed it is the best day of my life to play him. After that, there was panic, nervousness, anxiousness because here is a man, who has been celebrated, minutely seen under the microscope by everyone, by our country for over 30 years and it is a huge task. Our team is very excited, Rajat has written fantastic script, we are very gung ho about it," he said.

Produced by Balaji Motion Pictures and MSM Motion Pictures, Azhar is set to hit theatres on May 13, 2016.

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