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Nobody approached me for “Azhar” : Huma Qureshi

Huma Qureshi denies the rumors that director wanted to approach her for the role in Azhar starring next to Emran Hashmi. Huma, who is busy, nowadays shooting for Viceroy’s house never knew that she was the choice for the role of Jwala Gutta.

Actress Huma Qureshi, who was in the news, nowadays tipped to play badminton star Jwala Gutta in the upcoming biopic “Azhar” starring Emraan Hashmi as Azharuddin, says it is a “rumor”, and the film was “never offered” to her.

Asked if she will be essaying the role of Gutta in the film, Huma told a newspaper: “That’s a rumor. It is false. I am not playing Jwala Gutta. It (‘Azhar’) was never offered to me. I was never approached for it.”

“I wonder where these rumors come from,” the “Badlapur” actress added.

“Azhar” will narrate the life of Mohammad Azharuddin’s life as the captain of the Indian cricket team for most of the 1990s and be being tainted by a match-fixing scandal in 2000, and get banned for life.

Emraan will be seen playing the titular role of former Indian captain Azharuddin in the film.

Directed by Tony D’Souza, “Azhar,” which is jointly produced by Balaji Motion Pictures and MSM Motion Picture, also stars Prachi Desai, Nargis Fakhri and Lara Dutta in pivotal roles and is slated for a worldwide release on May 13.

On question of Are you excited for the film Azharuddin said:

I am happy. I was very reluctant and took one year to agree. I realized that people want to know my story. I have gone through a lot of ups and downs and a lot of hard work. The biggest thing I possess is infinite patience. Once you are patient, things fall in place.

During that period, I could have said so many things that would have backfired on me. But I didn’t, only due to my patience. At the end of the day, it took a long time, but you can’t fight destiny. Whatever is destined to happen will happen. I am excited to see how the film will be made.

There are many struggles that I have forgotten, but the film will probably remind me of those. I am a positive person, and the story is finally a positive one.