The real and on-screen Azhar on coping with career highs and lows
There’s much in common between actor Emraan Hashmi and Mohammad Azharuddin. And no, it’s not just the biopic on the former Indian captain that binds them together. “The success is great, the adulation is great. But when you fall, it’s in front of a million people,” points out Hashmi, on the similarities between the life of an actor and cricketer. In this conversation on Film Companion’s Meeting Ground, the two exchange notes on professional highs and lows, and dealing with the responsibility of fatherhood. “I hoped that if at least one of my prayers were answered, he would come through. But Allah had different plans. Not a single prayer was answered,” confesses an emotional Azhar while speaking about losing his young son in a bike accident in 2011.
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“If I could do a somersault, I would. Your life lends itself to a very dramatic film,” said Hashmi.
I hoped that at least one of my prayers our answered, he will come through. But Allah had different plans. Not a single prayer was answered.