Bollywood actor Manjot Singh feels honoured to play the role of former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu in the forthcoming biopic 'Azhar'.
Manjot Singh is best known for his role in films like 'Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!', 'Student Of The Year', 'Fukrey'
The 22-year-old actor will be seen in biopic, 'Azhar', which is based on life of the former India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin.
"I am doing the film... I am going to play the role of Navjot Singh Sidhuji. It is a big role I am excited, nervous. Initially, I was shocked when I was offered this role. I asked the makers if they were sure about casting me ... I did audition for the role and got selected," says Manjot.
The actor, who will be completing his graduation from Delhi University, is keen on meeting Sidhu.
"I have asked the makers if I can get a chance to meet him (Sidhu) to understand him, his body language more closely for enacting the role better. I attended workshops, watched videos of him and read about him," he said.
Emraan Hashmi will be seen playing the former cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin in the biopic 'Azhar' helmed by Tony D'Souza. Written by Rajat Arora, it is currently in production and features Prachi Desai as Azhar's first wife, Naureen.
Produced by Balaji Motion Pictures and MSM Motion Pictures, the film is slated to release on 13th May, 2016.