Lagta hai aap bhul gaye bade bhai, mere naam mein hi Mohammad hai”
You must have heard this hard hitting dialogue of Emraan Hashmi if you have watched the recently released movie Azhar. Directed by Toni D’Souza, Azhar is based on some true and well-known facts about the former cricket captain Azharuddin’s life.
Emraan’s power-packed performance in this multi starrer movie unveils revelations from the life of this controversial cricketer.
But did you know that Emraan strained every nerve to give such a stellar performance. Let’s have a look at some of the unkown facts:
The Clean-Shaved Look of Emraan
The serial kisser of Bollywood, was first time seen in a clean shaved look in Azhar. Emraan who normally rocks with his stubble look has taken a clean shaved avatar in this movie for the first time.
Walking and Talking like Azhar
Emraan shadowed Azharuddin for one month to get the body language of the cricketer in the right way.
Team Azhar’s Hard Work
Team Azhar did a thorough research for the movie for around 3-4 months.
Hacks by Team India’s former Captain
Emraan took 3 months to grasp the iconic cricketing style of Azharuddin. The actor was trained by the former captain himself.
The Dedicated Serial Kisser
Emraan tolled for 3 hours everyday and learned to bat like Azhar facing 100 balls each time. The actor also suffered from a nerve strain while going through the hard training schedule.
Body Double Of Azharuddin
To get into the character, Emraan actually started picking up the traits of the cricketer behind the camera as well. Surprisingly, the actor even nodded and ate like the “real” Azhar.
Prachi and Mrs. Azhar
Prachi Desai, who played the role of Azhar’s wife Naureen in the movie, flew to Hyderabad to meet her. The Rock-on actress met the families and spent 4 hours every day with Naureen. Phewww!!! Too much Hard work must say!
The Extra Mile by Prachi
Prachi actually cut off herself from world for 100 days to portray the introvert nature of Naureen.
Sneak Peek Into Azharuddin’s Personal Albums!
Azharuddin even shared his personal album with Emraan helping him to understand the character in a better way.
Replicating the Dining Date
The Dining Sequence of Prachi-Emraan in the movie was shot in Hyderabad which recreated the actual dinner date of Azharuddin-Naureen.
Isn’t it quite interesting? Tell us what you think of these facts in the comment section below.