'Azhar' biopic starring Emraan Hashmi hits the floor

emraanNew Delhi, Jul 25 - The shooting of Ekta kapoor's upcoming biopic 'Azhar' based on the life of former Indian cricket captain Mohammed Azharuddin has kick started today. Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi, who will be the protagonist in the movie, took to twitter and informed about the shooting and asked fan to send their best wishes. ''We begin Azhar's journey.....wish us luck,'' Emraan tweeted on social networking site Twitter. The biopic traces the story of controversial cricketer, Azharuddin, whose name figured in the match-fixing scam in 2000. Actress Prachi Desai will essay the role of Azharuddin's first wife Nausheen, while Nagris Fakri will play the key role of Sangeeta Bijlani. The movie, which also stars Gautam Gulati as Ravi Shashtri, has already created a buzz with its poster and teaser. Directed by Tony D'Souza and produced by Balaji Motion Pictures and MSM Motion Pictures, Azhar is slated to release on May 13, 2016.

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