Mumbai: Mohammad Azharuddin, who recently flew to London to join Emraan Hashmi and the crew of Azhar as they shoot critial cricketing portions has been honoured by Derbyshire County Council during the movie shoot.
Interestingly, the former Indian cricket team captain used to play for Derbyshire County Council between 1991 to 1994 and this celebration was like a homecoming of sorts for the cricket legend after 21 years since he is present there while the film on his life and times is being shot. Owing to Azharuddin’s popularity in England his fans and spectators thronged in huge numbers to catch a glimpse of their favourite cricketer on the sets of Azhar.
Talking about this Azhar said, “It felt good to be back in Derbyshire country where I played more than two decades back, this time though with Emraan and rest of the crew of the film. I am thankful to the council for what they call ‘homecoming felicitation’. It’s a kind gesture on their part.”
MSM Motion Pictures & Balaji Motion Pictures’ Azhar on the life and times of Azharuddin is scheduled to release 13th May 2016.