Azhar is an upcoming Indian biographical sports film directed by Tony D’Souza based on the life of the former Indian international cricketer, Mohammad Azharuddin, who was involved in a match fixing scandal in 2000. The film is being produced by Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor and Sneha Rajani under their banners Balaji Motion Pictures and MSM Motion Pictures. It is scheduled for release on 13 May 2016 and will star Emraan Hashmi playing Azharuddin alongside Prachi Desai , Nargis Fakhri and Huma Qureshi.
As early as June 2013, producer Ekta Kapoor had spoken of her plans and signed a contract with cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin to make this biopic. At that time actors Saif Ali Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, and Ranveer Singh were on her wishlist. Azharuddin was quizzical over the film until after he had read a copy of the script presented to him by director D’Souza. Emraan Hashmi and Prachi Desai in lead roles. Nargis Fakhri, Gautam Gulati and Huma Qureshi also playing important roles in the film. Pakistani actress Urwa Hocane was also approached for a part in the film, but she declined.