Emraan Hashmi to shoot for ‘Azhar biopic’ in London

Emraan Hashmi is off to London to shoot for his forthcoming film “Azhar” in which he will reprise former Indian cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin for the silver screen.

The actor, who had trouble adapting to a chilly London, has pinned his hopes of completing the one-month long shooting schedule in balmy weather.

“The Dirty Picture” star took to micro-blogging website Twitter to talk about the London weather.

“Thankfully Mercury’s rising here in London… can’t handle shooting in the cold… brrrrrr… a month more to go… hope it stays that way,” Emraan shared.

Directed by Tony D’Souza and produced by Balaji Motion Pictures and MSM Motion Pictures, “Azhar” is slated for worldwide release on May 13, 2016.

The film will narrate the highs and lows of Azharuddin’s life as the captain of the Indian cricket team for most of the 1990s and being tainted by a match-fixing scandal in 2000, and banned for life.

The Andhra Pradesh High Court lifted the ban in 2012.

The film also stars Lara Dutta, Huma Qureshi and Prachi Desai in pivotal roles.




  • Superhit movie comeback of Hashmi. Biopics never failed at BO. Also the Cricket topic will b loved as there are millions of mad cricket lovers.

  • Film looks very interesting…and also a lot will be on stake for emraan hashmi for if this movie fails he will be in serious trouble..lets hope for the best and wish that the movie becomes a super hit as movies based on cricket or cricketers always attracts indians…

  • I am excited to watch this movie . I loved the teaser of Azhar . I am huge fan of cricket and i have never seen the game of Azharuddin because i was born in 1995 . Emraan is a very good actor but his choice of movies have been bad . In the last 3 years he had 7 Back to Back Flops but that does not mean that Emraan is over . First of all hats off to Ekta Kapoor who is producing Azhar because it takes a lot of guts to make a movie in which the lead actor is going through his worst phase . I feel this is a performance oriented role for Emraan . Biopics have been successful in Bollywood such as Paan Singh Tomar, BMB, Mary Kom etc. The upcoming Biopics are Azhar, MS Dhoni and Dangal . I hope this turns out to be a brilliant movie and much needed hit in Emraan’s career . This movie can become the turning point in his career . If this movie becomes a Flop then i don’t think Emraan will get lead roles in future . I hope this does not happen because Emraan is a good guy and a good actor . Best of Luck and i hope we will see something exceptional next year . Cheers .

  • Will be the most crucial movie of his career.If the movie fails it would be difficult for him to stage a comeback

  • Another disaster from disastrous actor. Respect ua senior buddy then only ua junior will respect u.

  • It will definately earn more money than M S Dhoni biopic…because of many reasons:-
    1)Most of us know all about Dhoni.
    2)azhar’s career has many controversies and we know it is easy to sell controversies.
    3)it’s star cast has many talented actors like emraan,Lara,huma etc
    4)exciting teaser
    5)it’s cost will not be on lower side than dhoni biopic since we know that dhone has charged a big amount.

    So it will definately be a movie to watch in 2016…
    Emmi is back

  • Azhar biopic will be a superhits for sure unlike the biggest superstar of the universe’s biopic yeh hai bakrapur which turned disaster…

  • Saksham .. bro HAK was not a flop. Budget 35cr & it collected 39cr domestic & 54cr worldwide.Also wiki says its a commercial succees .

  • It will definitely change the career of Emran Hashmi and makes him to the top Ten Heroes in Bollywood.

  • music of the film has to be good unlike other emmi’s film which has been released in last few years

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