Gautam Gulati to play cricket commentator in Azhar
Ever since he won ‘Bigg Boss 8’, life’s been a whirlwind for Gautam Gulati. After making an official announcement of entering Bollywood with ‘Udanchoo’, the actor has been in limelight for some or the other reasons. He even opted out from ‘Udanchoo’ to feature in Ekta Kapoor’s much-talked movie ‘Azhar’, a biopic on Mohammad Azharuddin. Makers of ‘Azhar’ took to Twitter and released Gautam’s first look from the film. Gautam has signed a three-film deal with Balaji Telefilms Limited. While there have been reports about being approached for the second film ‘XXX’, he maintains that has not been approached for the same.
Prachi Desai has also been cast opposite Emraan in ‘Azhar’. The film will reportedly highlight the cricketer’s much-talked about affair and marriage to actress Sangeeta Bijlani. Towards the end of his career the cricketer was accused of match fixing, which will also be another major focus of the film. Tony D’Souza directs ‘Azhar’. Scripted by Rajat Aroraa, ‘Azhar’ is slated for release on 13th May 2016.
Gautam Revealed, “I am very excited for Azhar. I have really worked hard for the film and I am waiting for the film now. People actually wanted to see me in a film since a long time, but coz I wanted to debut with a big banner film, I didn’t do any film that came my way. I thought I”l work with a good banner and people will get to see me soon now. And I am happy about that and excited.”
We then asked him if he interacted with Ravi Shastri to know more about his looks, style of play and walk, to which Gautam replied, “I never got to speak to Ravi Shastri, but I worked on each and every aspect of him. I have seen all his interviews what he does, what he doesn’t, I know everything about each match of his, so I studied a lot about him.”