Serial kisser Emraan Hashmi reprises his tag in ‘Azhar’ biopic


Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi who has earned the tag of ‘serial kisser’, will take on the tag once again in the upcoming biographical film on former Indian skipper Mohammed Azharuddin titled ‘Azhar’.

The biopic will not only portray Azharuddin’s cricket career and match-fixing controversy, but will also bring to the screen his personal which was mirred in affairs, divorce and remarriage.

Keeping in tune with the cricketer’s real life romance, Emraan who essays the role of Azhar will lock lips with on screen love interests in the film. He will have not one but several kisses in the film.

Emraan confirmed this recently during the media interaction at the launch of his new single ‘Main Rahoon Ya Na Rahoon’ which also features his ‘Jannat 2’ and ‘Raaz 3’ co-star Esha Gupta.

Talking to reporters, the ‘Humari Adhuri Kahaani’ actor said, “In biopics people kiss and I am sure Azhar also has kissed. In fact biopics lend themselves more into that. Kissing scenes are there in the movie.”

The 36-year-old actor, who is sporting a clean shaven look for the film, said that he has shaved his face clean after 15 long years. He also added that his cricketing skills have improved as Azharuddin himself has been coaching him for the biopic.

Emraan also said that he will be returning for the shoot soon, as a couple of weeks shooting is yet to be completed and the film will wrap up by December.

Directed by Tony D’Souza, ‘Azhar’ will project on screen the three important phases of the cricketer’s life – “Khuda, shaadi and the match-fixing case,” as producer Ekta Kapoor put it.

The film will feature three leading ladies, Prachi Desai who will play the role of Azhar’s first wife Naureen, Nargis Fakhri will essay former Bollywood actress and his second wife Sangeeta Bijlani, and Huma Qureshi who will be seen as badminton player Jwala Gutta, who is said to be the reason behind Azhar’s split with Sangeeta.

The film will also feature Gautam Gulati of ‘Bigg Boss 8’ fame, Manjot Singh and Kunaal Roy Kapur. ‘Azhar’ is set to hit theatres in May next year.