Actor Emraan Hashmi says he doesn’t know why he always gets films with the controversial match-fixing issue. As, Emraan is going to feature in another cricket related movie “Azhar” after “Jannat”.
His “Jannat” released 6 years ago, and the plot of the movie was all about match-fixing angle of cricket. Therefore, he stated that don’t know why I get only these controversial parts of cricket.
“But there is an inspirational story in ‘Azhar’ as well, because Azhar bhai (Mohammad Azharuddin) with his captaincy helped us win for 10 years, and unfortunately in 2000, a big controversy happened,” Emraan said.
“Jannat” was a succesful film of Emraan, he played the role of a bookie who had a particular gift of predicting cricket scores but eventually starts fixing matches.
Whereas, in ”Azhar”, Emraan plays a character based on former Indian cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin, who was accused of match-fixing in 2000. So, Azhar was banned by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for life.
“Janat” was the starting point. From “Jannat” to “Azhar”, it’s been a very good journey,” he said.
“This (match-fixing) is one dimension of cricket which Azhar bhai shared with us and also a lot of anecdotes about the sport”, he said while asking for the preparation of Azhar’s role.
“The world of cricket is such that we have seen it from a distance. We obviously love the sport, but we don’t know about the conversations that take place in the locker rooms or the camaraderie between the players, the jokes and fights between them.
“We have not seen in detail these things during the 12 years of the match-fixing controversy,” Emraan said.
“Azhar” also stars Prachi Desai, Nargis Fakhri and Lara Dutta among others.