Bollywood has always loved its film stories inspired by true life. When you decide to tell the story of a cricket legend using Bollywood stars you can hardly go wrong. Azhar which is based on the life of an outstanding cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin, shows not just his professional journey but also his personal life. Nargis Fakhri who will essay the role of Sangeeta Bijlani in the film ‘Azhar’ has set the glamour quotient a notch higher with her song Oye Oye. Nargis is setting the stage on fire in the revised version of the iconic 90’s hit. Considering that Sangeeta was one of the most popular starts of her time and Tridev being one of her most popular movies, it is not a surprise that this iconic number was chosen to be recreated. Though the set is quite different from its 90s counterpart, the ‘Gajar’ which means the ‘Clock’ is used in both the songs.
Azhar will also focus on the love story of former Indian cricket team captain Mohammad Azharuddin and his second wife Sangeeta Bijlani and it will have Emraan Hashmi playing the cricketer.
Besides them, Azhar also stars Prachi Desai as Azhar’s first wife Noureen and Lara Dutta and Kunaal Roy Kapur in prominent roles as lawyers. The film will encompass the struggles, the success and the scandal in Azharuddin’s life. Directed by Tony D’Souza, it is slated to release on May 13th 2016.