Prachi Desai and Emraan Hashmi to re-create the same moment from Azharuddin’s life in ‘Azhar’
Prachi Desai who plays Azhar’s first wife in an upcoming biopic, says that the latter is fiercely private but a very modern woman.
By her own admission, portraying Naureen Mohammad, former Indian cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin’s first wife, has been the toughest and most unconventional role in Prachi Desai‘s decade-long career. Not only because she was playing a real-life person, but also since Naureen mostly led a silent life, in the shadows of her famous husband.
While, on-screen Azhar (Emraan Hashmi) and his glamorous second wife, Sangeeta Bijlani (Nargis Fakhri) had plenty of referential material at their disposal, Prachi found herself scraping the bottom of the barrel when it came to playing Naureen. “It was not like playing a public figure. There was nothing to Google, or to research.
“Naureen is a beautiful mystery. She has guarded her personal life, choosing to never comment on controversies but is an extremely modern woman,“ says the actress who met the real Naureen at her home in Hyderabad during the course of the film’s shooting.
Initially disappointed to learn that meeting Naureen would be impossible since she’s an extremely private person, Prachi got her wish when she got to interact with her for a day in Hyderabad. While in Hyderabad, Prachi also shot for a dining sequence with Emraan. “It is the dramatisation of a beautiful moment that came a few years after Azhar and Naureen got married, in 1987. Their marriage lasted nine years and was the golden phase of Naureen’s life. At one point, Azhar took Naureen out for a date.
Emraan and Prachi have recreated that same moment.
Here are the pictures of that re-created scene: