Azhar trailer out: From match-fixing to affairs, Emraan Hashmi tells all about India’s controversial cricket captain
New Delhi: In India, cricket is a religion and cricketers are worshipped. No guesses then that all hell broke loose when India’s beloved captain Mohammad Azharuddin was caught in the midst of a match-fixing controversy.
Within days, Azharuddin went from being India’s celebrated captain to its most controversial one.
While much has been written and said about Azharuddin’s career, Ekta Kapoor decided on making it into a movie - Azhar. Starring Emraan Hashmi in the titular role, the movie also features Prachi Desai and Nargis Fakhri.
The almost three-minute-long trailer, which has now been released, suggests that the film will be taking viewers close to the life of Mohammad Azharuddin. From his relationship to actress Sangeeta Bijlani to the match-fixing scandal, which ruined his career to a large extent, the movie will talk all about it.
To perfect the role of the star batsman, Emraan Hashmi worked closely with Mohammad Azharuddin. Emraan, who has seen a dry spell at the box office since his Raaz 3, hopes to break the jinx with this movie. And from the look of the trailer, it seems he will succeed.
“Mohammad Azharuddin's life has been very eventful and it was very difficult to get all the nuances rights. What separates him from other cricketers is his style of batting and stroke playing,”
Emraan Hashmi was quoted by a leading daily.
Watch the intriguing trailer of the biopic which releases on May 13.