Azharuddin’s son wants to be an actor

  • Kavita Awaasthi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Nov 30, 2015 18:00 IST
Asaduddin with director Tony D’Souza.

Shooting for the biopic on former Indian cricketer Mohammed Azharuddin is in full swing, and now, we have learnt that his son, Asaduddin, has turned assistant director (AD) for the same. While Azharuddin has been working closely with the unit, especially for the cricket sequences, which have already been shot in London, UK, his son, Asaduddin, was also present on the sets with his father for the movie’s schedule in Hyderabad. Asaduddin was taken in by the sheer scale and attention to detail that the team is putting in, and wanted to join the project. Asaduddin, better known as Abbas, requested director Tony D’Souza to allow him to join the crew and assist him on the movie. An insider adds, “He is a keen observer, and is extremely hard-working. Abbas is a valuable addition to the team. Apart from knowing every corner of Hyderabad, where a major chunk of the film is being shot, he is extremely enthusiastic.”

In fact, Tony further reveals that Abbas wants to become an actor. “He felt that the best way to start would be to assist on this film. He joined us for the Hyderabad schedule, and has been working with us for almost a month now. This training will be good for him. Like his father, Abbas is diligent, and asks many questions. He’s trying to grasp the basics of acting, and talks a lot to Emraan (Hashmi) and other unit members.”

Abbas, who is excited to be part of the movie, says, “Being on the sets is another experience altogether. Even during the serious moments, there’s an energy and excitement that is unparalleled.”

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