The Emraan Hashmi starrer that is based on the ex-Indian cricket team captain Mohammed Azharuddin has been in the news for quite some time. Though quite a few images from the
film were released earlier, not much was known about Hashmi's look in the film. However, deciding to surprise the cricketer on his birthday, Hashmi released his look from the film as Azhar.
The actor specially shot this photograph inspired from Azhar's early days when he made his debut as a test cricketer in the eighties as a gesture of saying 'thank you' for all the mentoring Azhar
has done and for all that he got to learn from one of India's most loved cricket captains who also ended up becoming the country's most controversial sportsman.
Azhar, which is based on the life and times of Azharuddin, chronicles his tremendous highs and his tumultuous lows and is already one of the most eagerly awaited films of 2016. Produced by
Sony Pictures Networks & Balaji Motion Pictures and directed by Tony D'Souza, Azhar is scheduled to release May 13, 2016.