After launching the teaser of 'Azhar' starring Emraan Hashmi during Extra Innings, the pre-match session of IPL 2015 finale between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings on Sunday, makers of the biopic released the teaser online on Monday.
Emraan Hashmi tweeted the link to the teaser and wrote, "COLLAR UP !!! teaser of AZHAR !!"
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. (Click here to see Emraan Hashmi's look in 'Azhar')
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, 'The Dirty Picture' 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.
The biopic is helmed by Tony D'Souza and produced by Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor and Sneha Rajani under their banner Balaji Motion Pictures and MSM Motion Pictures.
It will feature Prachi Desai playing Azhar's first wife, Naureen. Rumour mills have it that Nargis Fakhri is being considered to play Sangeeta Bijlani. (Click here to read the full story)
The Bhatts, who saw the teaser of 'Azhar', couldn't stop raving about it on Twitter. Here's what they said:
Mahesh Bhatt: LOVED THE SPECTACULAR TEASER OF EMRAAN'S MOST AMBITIOUS FILM AZHAR. This Balaji film uncovers the heroic life story of Mohammad Azharuddin.
Vikram Bhatt: Just saw the teaser of Azhar, stunning!! @emraanhashmi is going to hit this one out of the park!!
Milap Zaveri also tweeted his reaction to the 'Azhar' teaser. He wrote, "The teaser of #Azhar is exciting and garam! Congrats @SnehaRajani @EkmainaurEktu7 @emraanhashmi Tony and @rajatsaroraa"
'Azhar' is slated to release on May 13, 2016.