Prachi Desai on role in ‘Azhar’

Prachi Desai in 'Azhar'
Prachi Desai in ‘Azhar’

Next to be seen playing the wife of Indian cricket player Mohammed Azharuddin in the film ‘Azhar’, Prachi Desai caught up with the media to talk about her role in the film.

Talking about who the makers looked to for inspiration,��Asian Age reported Desai explaining, “The character starts off as an 18-year-old who is married to a popular cricketer like Azhar. To bring out that look we took reference from one of the most influential films of that time, ‘Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak’ (1988). We�۪ve tried to recreate the kind of innocence that the couple had back then.”

She went on to say, “This is when her husband Azhar was becoming a big star. She was also growing and maturing. The designers have recreated the outfits from Naureen�۪s pictures, including the wedding costume and her everyday style of dressing.”

Talking about trying to find more information about what Naureen was like, the actress stated, “The problem is, there�۪s not much information on Naureen in the press from those times. So we found a beautiful reference instead, from the life of A R Rahman and his wife Saira Banu. It really helped since like Naureen, Saira too had a very distinct style ��� for instance, the way they wore their dupatta. I met some of Naureen�۪s family members too.”

Also starring Emraan Hashmi as the lead, ‘Azhar’ is set to hit the big screens on 13th May.

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