You should have known this would have happened!
Emraan Hashmi's Azhar had released on 13 May, and as you are all aware it is based on a few incidents in Mohammad Azharuddin's life, especially the match fixing scandal.
Though the makers insist in the start of the film through a really huge disclaimer that the film is not a biopic, but a fictionalised version of what happened in reality. If we finally figure what exactly that means, we will definitely let you know! This disclaimer also allows the film to reference real life people, like Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar, Ravi Shastri, Nayan Mongia, Manoj Prabhakar, Sourav Ganguly, either by only referencing their first name, or just using sobriquets, or just playing with words.
However, it's not only cricketers who get referenced in the film. There is this saree-clad unnamed actress with a homely image, who is shown having an affair with the character who is not Ravi Shastri (but he definitely is).
But the biggest dig at Bollywood celebs is awarded to Salman Khan! It was obvious to happen, since the film is also based on Azhar's romance and later marriage with Sangeeta Bijlani (only referenced as Sangeeta here...because this is fiction, mind you!). Everyone know that before Azharuddin, Sangeeta Bijlani was in a relationship with Bollywood heartthrob and currently, the box office darling, Salman Khan.
The film shows Azhar and Sangeeta shooting for an ad, before she is hounded by reporters who wants to know about her broken love life, and how her ex-boyfriend cheated on her, leaving her in tears!
If you are ignorant of what's going on, the reason why Sangeeta Bijlani broke off with Salman is said to be because he cheated on her with Somy Ali! It is this ex that the film was trying to depict without wanting to name the actor, and it's this actor's 'treachery' that pushed Sangeeta into the arms of Azhar!
Wonder how Salman will react to this, especially since the rumours of his marriage to Iulia Vantur is getting stronger by the day!
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