Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan has given the “Azhar” team his best wishes ahead of the film’s release May 13. (Amitabh Bachchan/Facebook photo)

MUMBAI — Megastar Amitabh Bachchan wished the team of the upcoming film “Azhar” good luck.     

The 73-year-old “Wazir” actor took to Twitter to give his best wishes.     

“Sony Pictures that partnered us on ‘PIKU’ now bring out another... “AZHAR”. My wishes for its success as ever... A biopic,” Bachchan tweeted.     

Directed by Tony D'Souza and starring Emraan Hashmi in the titular role, “Azhar” chronicles the life of former Indian skipper Mohammad Azharuddin, who was implicated in a cricket match-fixing scandal in 2000 and banned by BCCI for life.

In 2012, however, the Andhra Pradesh High Court lifted the ban, describing it as “unsustainable.”     

The movie also stars Nargis Fakhri, who will be seen in the role of Azharuddin’s second wife, former actress Sangeeta Bijalni; and Prachi Desai as the sportsman’s first wife, Naureen.     

“Azhar” will release in theaters May 13. 

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