Nargis Fakhri to play Sangeeta Bijlani in Azharuddin biopic?

May 11, 2015, 14:18 IST | Shaheen Parkar

Rumour mills have it that Nargis Fakhri is being considered to play Sangeeta Bijlani in an upcoming biopic on former Indian cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin. The film, which will be helmed by Anthony D'Souza, has Emraan Hashmi essaying the protagonist's role with Prachi Desai cast as his first wife, Naureen.

Sangeeta Bijlani and Nargis Fakhri
Sangeeta Bijlani and Nargis Fakhri 

Says a source, "The producers have already had a meeting with Nargis and the modalities are being worked out. As she is slated to travel for the promotions of her Hollywood film 'Spy', things will be finalised only on her return."

Adds the source, "Nargis began her career with modelling just like Bijlani, so the makers feel she lends herself to the glamorous role."

Ever since the Azhar biopic was announced, there has been constant speculation about who will play his second wife. Initially, there was buzz that Kareena Kapoor would be seen as Bijli.

Later, the names of Jacqueline Fernandez and Kriti Sanon did the rounds. Sources had even suggested that producer Ekta Kapoor was keen that the 49-year-old Bijlani herself play the role. Nargis and the makers were unavailable for comment.

Here's what we know about the Azharuddin biopic so far...

Emraan Hashmi reveals his biggest challenge in Azharuddin biopic (Click here to read the full story)

Azhar biopic to be shot at Lord's Cricket Ground (Click here to read the full story)

Anthony D'Souza to helm Azhar biopic (Click here to read the full story)

And it is not just Azhar's biopic that the audience will get to watch on the big screen. Here's a list of Bollywood biopics on Indian cricketers that are in the works

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