Character in 'Wazir' loosely based on Farooq Abdullah?

Dec 04, 2015, 12:25 IST | Gaurav Dubey

Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akthar starrer 'Wazir' is all set to hit theatres next month and if the latest is to be believed, a character in the film is inspired by politician Farooq Abdullah.

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A still from Wazir
A still from 'Wazir'

Says a source, "A character named Yazaad Qureshi (played by Manav Kaul) is loosely based on the well-known politician. However, the makers of the film are trying to keep things under wraps to avoid controversies. A few glimpses of the trailer show Kaul dressed similar to Abdullah. Apparently, his body language and mannerisms are also inspired by the veteran political leader."

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Farooq Abdullah
Farooq Abdullah

The source adds, "The trailer showcases certain sequences that are shot in Kashmir. Interestingly, producer of the film, Vidhu Vinod Chopra is a Kashmiri Pandit and Amitabh Bachchan essays the role of a Kashmiri Pandit."

The film features Farhan Akhtar playing an Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) cop.

The film's spokesperson remained unavailable for comment.

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