The teaser of forthcoming film â€œAzharâ€, which will give a glimpse of the world of former Indian cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin, was launched by the film’s lead actor Emraan Hashmi on Monday. He introduces himself as â€œMain Azharâ€ in it.
The actor took to micro-blogging site Twitter, and shared: â€œThe #Azhar Teaser is out! Watch it here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aC3GwyLmZQE&sns=tw â€¦ #AzharTeaserOutNow.”
In the teaser, the actor guides viewers through Azharuddin’s life from being a famed cricketer to being termed a traitor. The magic of Emraan’s voice backs the trailer, without giving a visual glimpse of the actor, whose look as Azhar was earlier revealed via a poster of the film.
While in character, Emraan tells viewers the three things that describe him in the best way — a person who believes in god; his marital status and a black spot in his career due to match-fixing allegations.
In the teaser, â€œThe Dirty Pictureâ€ actor is seen walking out of the pavilion amid a cheering crowd. The visuals segue from a happy fan moment to riots and burning of an effigy.
Directed by Tony D’Souza and produced by Balaji Motion Pictures and MSM Motion Pictures, â€œAzharâ€ is slated for a worldwide release on May 13, 2016.
Azharuddin led the Indian cricket team for most of the 1990s. He was implicated in a match-fixing scandal in 2000, and banned for life. But later in 2012, the Andhra Pradesh High Court lifted the ban.