Mumbai, May 10: Author Chetan Bhagat says the biopics in India tend to glorify the main character but “Azhar”, made on the life of former cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin seems to be India’s first grey biopic. Bhagat, whose epynomous book “2 States: The Story of My Marriage” was made into a film titled “2 States”, is excited for the film, which is slated to release on Friday. Also Read - Tanishq Withdraws Ad: Netizens Call Out 'Bigoted Trolls', Chetan Bhagat Says 'Those Attacking Tanishq Can't Afford It Anyway'
“Biopics in India tend to play safe and only glorify the main character. Azhar seems to be India’s first grey biopic. Can’t wait for Friday,” Bhagat tweeted on Tuesday. “Azhar” features actor Emraan Hashmi portraying the role of the cricketer. (ALSO READ: I had to play Mohammad Azharuddin more dramatically: Emraan Hashmi) Also Read - NEET, JEE Main 2020: Now Sonu Sood, Chetan Bhagat Urge Govt to Postpone Exams Amid Pandemic
Directed by Tony D’Souza, “Azhar”, which is jointly produced by Balaji Motion Pictures and MSM Motion Pictures, also stars Prachi Desai, Nargis Fakhri and Lara Dutta in pivotal roles.