Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin said he was happy with the way ‘Azhar’, a biopic on his life, has taken shape. The movie opened to mixed reviews on Friday across India. (Read review) Based on Azharuddin’s controversial career, ‘Azhar’ looks at the match-fixing issue that plagued the legendary batsman from Hyderabad and his rags-to-riches story.Bollywood star Emraan Hashmi, who plays the role of Azhar in the movie, drew rave reviews from the former cricketer.”Emraan did a very good job. He is a thorough professional. He has come very, very close to replicate my mannerism. He has imbibed my style by watching my videos,” Azharuddin told India Today. (Also read: Mohammed Azharuddin downplays ex-wife Sangeeta Bijlani’s concerns) “He posed a hundred questions before the shoot. I felt it was easier to score a century than answer his 100 questions. I coached for more than three months – he was under me.”He was willing to understand, he was willing to learn. Anybody else in his place would have found it very tough. I am happy he worked hard for this role,” he said.Azhar said he got good reviews after the movie and lauded the duirector Tony D’Souza for a commendable job.”I am very happy with the way the film has taken shape. The director has really worked hard and the result will show. The actors Emraan, Nargis Fakhri (Sangeeta) and Prachi Desai (Naureen) have put in a lot of work. They got into the roles and have been professional in their approach,” Azhar said.advertisementAzhar was accused of fixing matches soon after South Africa’s tour of India back in 2000 and banned for life by the BCCI. He played 99 Test matches and 334 one-day internationals in a sparkling career that started with three back-to-back hundreds in his first three matches.Azharuddin was one also one of India’s most accomplished captains and is considered to be among the greatest fielders the country has ever produced.
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