Emraan's 'Azhar' will reveal Azharuddin's life: Second marriage, match-fixing


After the biopic on champion pugilist Mary Kom featuring Priyanka Chopra, another movie on the life of cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin is on the floors.

The former Indian skipper’s life is replete with controversies and his personal life was no less than a soap opera. He was undoubtedly one of the successful captains of Indian cricket, but his life was mirred in affairs, divorce marriage and match-fixing scandal.

He was involved in a love affair with model-turned-actress sangeeta Bijlani and divorced his wife Naureen in order to get married to the film star. He was embroiled in a match-fixing controversy along with other some cricketers, and was banned for life by the BCCI, the governing body of the sport.  

However, Azhar has no objections to filmmakers portraying his turbulant personal life on screen. “The three important phases of my life will be seen in the film. They will be showing all the phases correctly. If I had any objection I wouldn't have said yes,” he revealed.

The producer of the flick, Ekta Kapoor, added, "In a biopic, personal life is as important as professional. We will have three aspects of his life - Khuda, shaadi and the match-fixing case.”

The cricketer, however, refused to comment anything about the scandal but said, “Once you see the film you will get the right perspective”. 

He also confessed that he is a big fan of Emraan Hashmi, who is portraying his character and said that the actor was ‘apt’ for this role. The film will be directed by Anthony D’Souza. Actresses Prachi Desai and Nargis Fakhri are cast in the film as Azhar’s wife and lover respectively.

The first look of the film was released a couple of days ago. The movie is slated for release on May 13, next year.