Not Kareena, Jacqueline to play Sangeeta in Azharuddin biopic


Jacqueline Fernandez replaces Kareena Kapoor in a former cricketer Mohammed Azharuddin’s biopic. Jacqueline will be playing Azhar’s second wife and former actress Sangeeta Bijlani in the film. Previously, Kareena was approached for the role but she chose ‘Udta Punjab’ over Azharuddin biopic.

Jacqueline who will be next seen in ‘Roy’ has done a look test for the film and she is yet to be finalized. A source close to the development says, "Jacqueline is trying to work out her dates. Let's see what happens."

Emraan has been signed to play Azhar in the untitled film. Prachi Desai has been roped in to play Azhar’s first wife. “This is the second time I will be playing a Muslim woman and put a face to a young and innocent character who has never been spoken about,” Prachi is quoted as saying by Mumbai Mirror.

The untitled film will be directed by Anthony D'Souza.