Popular TV actor Gautam Gulati will play the role of former Indian cricketer Ravi Shastri in the forthcoming biopic 'Azhar'. The film is based on the life of former India skipper Mohd Azharuddin.
When asked if he is playing Shastri in the movie, he said, "Yes, I am doing the film. But I am not allowed to speak anything. "I can't talk about the project in detail," Gautam, who shot to fame after stint in 'Bigg Boss'.
Actor Emraan Hashmi is playing the role of Azharuddin in the biopic. According to sources, Gautam has been chosen to do the role of Shastri as he fits the bill. The biographical sports film directed by Tony D'Souza is based on Azharuddin, who was involved in a match-fixing scandal in 2000.