Nargis Fakhri to play Sangeeta Bijlani in ‘Azhar’ biopic

It is almost confirmed, the ‘Rockstar’ actress Nargis Fakhri will step into the shoes of former actress Sangeet Bijalni and the ex-wife of the former cricketer Mohammed Azharuddin. Emraan Hashmi will essay the role of Indian cricket captain Md. Azharuddin.The film teaser was well received by the audience.

"We have locked Nargis to 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," sources told PTI.

Many names were tabled for the role of Sangeeta Bijlani which includes Kareena Kapoor Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Nimrat Kaur but finally Nargis Fakhri grabbed the meaty role. To get into the skin of the role, Nargis will have to attend few workshops.

Nimrat Kaur is the last actress to walk out of the Azhar's biopic. She walked out of the project at the last minute. The actress insists that she has not signed on the dotted line. The actual reason of her walking out of the project is not yet known but it is heard that Nimrat is not impressed with her role as the script very much revolves around cricket. 

She says, "Yes I was approached to do Azhar but I had never signed the film. It was one of those films I was considering. How can I walkout of a film I haven't even signed? Beyond that, I won't be able to tell anything else."

Besides Nargis, Prachi Desai has been sealed to play Azhar’s first wife. The film to be produced by Ekta  Kapoor’s production house and the project has been helmed by Tony D’Souza. The film will go on floor next month.

"There will be another heroine that too will be an established one. We are yet to decide who we should cast," the source added.

The film will showcase different phases of Azharuddin’s life, both professional and personal.