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Check out: Lara Dutta’s look as a lawyer in Azhar

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Though we haven't seen much of the former beauty queen Lara Dutta on screen of late, the actress will be playing a prominent role in the upcoming biopic Azhar. Earlier, we had reported that Lara will be seen as the lawyer fighting the case against cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin in the film.

Last seen in the role of an art curator in Fitoor, this time around, Lara Dutta will play the role of Meera, Azhar's arch nemesis in the film who goes out of her way to prove that he was responsible for the match fixing scandal. She describes her role as a fearless lawyer who stands for the truth and is unafraid of her colleagues. "It's a challenging role and I had fun playing it because it's a totally fictional character but integral to the narrative," said Lara.

Lara has worked hard to fit the bill of a lawyer. As a part of her preparation, she met with a lawyer friend to understand her working style and observe her body language. Director Tony D'souza is deeply impressed with her acting prowess and said, "She went through all the legal documents pertaining to the case. We also had regular reading sessions. She really worked very hard for the role. Lara in fact, was so much into the character that sometimes even off the camera she would speak the lawyer's language." Lara has shot most of her scenes in Hyderabad and a few of them in London.

While the titular role is played Emraan Hashmi, Prachi Desai and Nargis Fakhri play the cricketer's ex-wives, Naureen and Bollywood actress Sangeeta Bijlani respectively. Produced by Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor, N P Singh, Sneha Rajani, Azhar is slated to release on May 13.

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