The casting of the Mohammed Azharuddin bio-pic gets more interesting by the week. While Emraan Hashmi’s first look as Azhar has already created a sensation for going into dark areas of the famed cricketer’s life and profession, the casting of the women in Azharuddin’s life has so far been problematic.
While Prachi Desai has been confirmed in the role of Azhar’s first wife Naureen, the casting of the second wife, model-turned-actress-turned-homemaker Sangeeta Bijlani has so far been on hold.
There were strong rumours of Kareena Kapoor Khan filling the bill. But the actress apparently declined the role as she didn’t want to play a living person who is in the limelight.
Other names were also bandied.
It can now be divulged that Nargis Fakhri has finally been penciled in to play Sangeeta Bijlani in the Azharuddin bio-pic. According to a source in the know, “Director Tony D’Souza and producer Ekta Kapoor wanted an actress who was also a model, and one who could be stunning sensuous and appealing in a very classy way. Nargis fulfills all these pre-condtions. She is on as Sangeeta.”
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