Azhar’s filmmakers have cancelled the plan to release the teaser on the day of IPL 8 finals in Kolkata. Reportedly, some sources cited the reason of ‘security concerns’ (or insecurity to the movie) due to which the filmmakers had to drop the idea. Featuring the serial kisser Emraan Hashmir and Prachi Desai in lead roles, observing the story of former Indian cricket Mohammad Azharuddion, ‘Azhar’ is directed by Anthony D’Souza.
An online publication quoted the director saying,
There couldn’t have been a more apt timing and venue for us to launch the teaser. However, we have now been told that there are certain technical issues due to which we won’t be going to Kolkata and instead, launch the teaser in a studio here during one of the pre-match shows. Anthony D’Souza
It is produced by Bala Ji Motion Pictures, the CCO of production house, Tanveer Bookwala stated,
Azhar has an incredible fan base in Kolkata. Now comibe that with Emraan’s fan following and the response to this idea would have been overwhelming to say at least. In the mist of this, security did become a big concern and we had to pull out. Not teaser launches are allowed in the matches. They (the team) will now be in the studio during the IPL finale. Tanveer Bookwala
Now that BBCI disapproved the application of Balaji to launch their teaser, the teaser is expected to release with an upcoming release at the box office.
The director further added, “Not this month, but the teaser will be attached with the next release at the Box Office next month.”
Azhar portrays the living legend Azharuddin’s life story, who earned fame and name with cricket in Indian and overseas. Emraan will play Mohm. role and Prachi as his wife. Another actress is yet to join the cast who will represent the alleged affair of Mohm. to Sangeeta Bijlani. It will be the first biopic of the year.
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