Azhar is an upcoming Indian film directed by Tony D’Souza. It is based on certain well known and highly talked about incidents and facts of the former Indian international cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin. Produced by Shobha Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor and Sony Pictures Networks, it features Emraan Hashmi, Nargis Fakhri and Prachi Desai in the lead roles. The film is scheduled for a worldwide release on 13 May 2016.
- Emraan Hashmi as Mohammad Azharuddin
- Nargis Fakhri as Sangeeta Bijlani, the second wife of Azharuddin
- Prachi Desai as Naureen, the first wife of Azharuddin
- Lara Dutta as a lawyer
- Gautam Gulati as Ravi Shastri
- Manjot Singh as navjot Singh Sidhu
- Kunaal Roy Kapur as a lawyer
- Rajesh Sharma as M.K. Sharma
As early as June 2013, producer Ekta Kapoor had spoken of her plans and signed a contract with cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin to make this film based on certain well known and highly talked about incidents and facts of Azharrudin’s life. At that time actors Saif Ali Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, and Ranveer Singh were on her wish list. Azharuddin was quizzical over the film until after he had read a copy of the script presented to him by director D’Souza.