Check it out: First look of Emraan Hashmi's Azhar looks promising

FP Staff

May 22, 2015 10:25:07 IST

The first look of Emraan Hashmi's next 'Azhar' has been revealed on Twitter on Thursday and while we can't imagine the romance aficionado playing a cricketer's role, judging by the first look, we are curious.

 Check it out: First look of Emraan Hashmis Azhar looks promising

Emraan Hashmi in Azhar. Image from twitter: @taran_adarsh

Helmed by director Anthony D'Souza, who in the past directed the forgettable Akshay Kumar-starrer Boss, Azhar is based on the life and times of former Indian skipper Mohammed Azharuddin. The film is being directed by Tony D'Souza and the dialogues have been written by Rajat Arora, of The Dirty Picture fame.

Actress Prachi Desai has been cast opposite Hashmi and will be portraying the role of Azharuddin's first wife Naureen.

However, the hunt for an actress playing the role of Sangeeta Bijlani is still on. The film is reported to highlight the former skipper's affair with Sangeeta Bijlani, reports Deccan Chronicle.

Hashmi is seen donning the colour of the Indian team and is seen making his way to the pitch. It seems pretty cliched, but for a first look it has piqued our interest.

Film critic Taran Adarsh tweeted out the first look of Emraan Hashmi portraying the former skipper and the movie poster:

An excited Emraan Hashmi tweeted this just after his first look was released:

Harsha Bhogle also commented on the first look on Twitter:

Azhar is set to release on 13 May 2016 and is produced by Ekta Kapoor's Balaji Motion Pictures.

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Updated Date: May 22, 2015 10:27:46 IST