Madhuurima turns assistant director for ‘Azhar’

Chennai, July 15 (IANS) Southern film actress Madhuurima has joined the sets of Hindi film “Azhar”, a biopic on former Indian cricketer Mohammed Azharuddin as an assistant director. She will soon leave with the film’s crew for a month-long shoot in Britain.

“Madhuurima has joined as an assistant to director Tony D’Souza on this project. Tony’s wife and Madhuurima are good friends and that’s how she landed an opportunity to work on this biopic,” a source from the film’s unit told IANS.

Starring Emraan Hashmi, “Azhar” is said to bring forth the controversial yet famous story of one of the most successful Indian captains.

“For long, Madhuurima wanted to understand filmmaking from close quarters. So, she decided to work as an assistant director to get hands-on experience,” the source.

The film also features Pracchi Desai, Nargis Fakhri, Huma Qureshi and Gautam Gulati in important roles.

Madhuurima has starred in southern films such as “Shadow”, “Veta”, “Temper” and “Aambala”.

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