“Azhar” is an upcoming Indian biographical sports movie featuring Emraan Hashmi in lead role. The film is produced by Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor, N.P. Singh and Sneha Rajani under their banners Balaji Motion Pictures and MSM Motion Pictures. It is directed by Tony D’Souza. Also starring in the film are Nargis Fakhri, Prachi Desai and Huma Qureshi. “Azhar” will be released on 13 May, 2016.
Azhar Movie Details
Azhar Movie Cast & Crew
Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Prachi Desai, Nargis Fakhri, Huma Qureshi, Gautam Gulati, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Manjot Singh Directed by: Tony D’Souza Produced by: Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor, N.P. Singh, Sneha Rajani Written by: Rajat Aroraa Screenplay by: Rajat Aroraa Story by: Sameer Hashmi Music by: Pritam Production company: Balaji Motion Pictures, MSM Motion Pictures Release dates: 13 May 2016 (India) Country: India Language: Hindi
Azhar Movie Story/Plot
Emraan Hashmi will be playing the role of an all time famous cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin. He is the former captain of Indian cricket team and one of the most successful ones; however his entire career is filled with ups and downs, going from a famed cricketer to be labelled as a traitor. In one of the official teasers released, Emraan as Azhar can be seen walking through the aisle with fans supporting on one side and burning his poster on the other. Mohammad Azharuddin was convicted and found guilty of match fixing in 2000 and was banned for life by the BCCI and ICC. The ban lifted in 2012 by the Andhara Pradesh High court saying the ban was unsustainable. Later in an interview, Azharuddin claimed that he was targeted for being a Muslim.
Talking about his personal life, Azharuddin has recently got married for the third time. The movie “Azhar” has been filmed at several locations with shots taken from several cricketing venues like Lords, The oval, Durby and Cantebury. Emraan Hashmi has recently shared a photo of himself as Azharuddin in a black n white contrast. Prachi Desai will appear as Azhar’s first wife Naureen while Nargis Fakhri will be playing the role of his second wife Sangeeta Bijlani. The role of Naureen was previously offered to Pakistani actress Urwa Hocane but she turned it down saying it was too bold.
Azhar Movie Cast Details
Emraan Hashmi as Mohammad Azharuddin
Prachi Desai as Naureen, the first wife of Azharuddin
Nargis Fakhri as Sangeeta Bijlani, the second wife of Azharuddin
Huma Qureshi as Jwala Gutta
Gautam Gulati as Ravi Shastri
Manjot Singh as Navjot Singh
Kunaal Roy Kapur as a lawyer
Ashish Pathode as Ajay Jadeja
Apurva Gondalia as Anil Kumble
Prajay Bhagat as Javagal Srinath
Akshay Kumar Cameo
Daggubati Suresh Babu
Aslam Sultan as Asad
Azhar Movie Dialogues
Main Tin cheezon ke liye famous hun, Ek, Khuda ko maanta hun, Do, Shaadi hui hai meri, Aur Tin, Match Fix karne ka ilzaam Hai Mujhepar, Main Azhar. -Emraan Hashmi