Bollywood is celebrating the season of unending flavour of biopics with another biopic going on floor portraying the life and story of former cricket captain Azharuddin. Named “Azhar”, the bipic chronicles the life and times of the former Indian cricket Captain, through his colorful journey. From international cricketing successes to controversial detours in his personal life, ‘Azhar’ is the story of a fallen hero.
Slated to release on the 13th of May 2016, Emraan Hashmi plays the role of cricketer Azharuddin and Nargis Fakhri will be playing the role of Sangeeta Bijlani in the upcoming biopic. Prachi Desai will be playing the other lead role.
“Azhar” is about former Indian Bollywood actress and model Sangeeta Bijlani who was married to former Indian cricketer Mohammed Azharuddin. As of now, inside sources have confirmed that Nargis will play Sangeeta Bijlani in the film. “She fit the bill in terms of looks, style and glamour. We did the look test with her. She is a talented actress and we are glad to have her on board,” said reports quoting unidentified sources.
Besides Nargis, there will be Prachi Desai who will play another lead role in the film. “Azhar” along with Sangeeta’s life will also trace the journey of Azharuddin’s career and his personal life, which have witnessed many ups and down. The film’s shooting will begin next month.
In real life, Azharuddin and Sangeeta have divorced and Azharuddin is into politics and served as Congress MP from Uttar Pradeshin the last Lok Sabha.