First look: Emraan Hashmi in and as ‘Azhar’

With the success of films like Mary Kom and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, directors are now taking the unconventional route of film-making. Biopics have always generated a lot of curiosity among the audiences, mainly because of the star cast involved. Farhan Akhtar was fabulous as Milkha Singh, while Priyanka Chopra did a decent job as Mary Kom. And how could we forget Irrfan Khan as Paan Singh Tomar? These sporting legends have done more than enough to make our country proud, and it is through films that their contribution to Indian sport is known to all.
Undoubtedly, cricket has been a favorite since time immemorial. So, a film based on a famous cricketer is bound to fill us with excitement. No, we’re not talking about MS Dhoni: The Untold Story. We’re yet to get a sneak peek of that. On Sunday night’s episode of Extraaa Innings, cricket fans got a glimpse of one of the most awaited films, Azhar – starring Emraan Hashmi in the lead role! We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to watch Emraan in another movie based on cricket. Remember Jannat?
The film’s release is still a year away, but the teaser has already made us anxious. Azhar revolves around the life and times of the former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin – his success, his failure, controversies and much more! All we could see in the teaser was Emraan walking out to bat, with his collar up (trademark Azhar style) and those amulets around the neck. By the looks of it, Azhar comes across as a promising film that tells the tale of a fallen hero.
The film might receive mixed reactions, but let’s hope it sheds light on the more important aspects of sport rather than only glorifying cricketers. Still haven’t seen the teaser?
Watch it here: