Ravi Shastri irked with makers of 'Azhar' for portraying him as a womaniser

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New Delhi, May 16: It seems former India captain Ravi Shastri is miffed with the filmmakers of Azhar, the biopic loosely inspired by life of former skipper Mohammed Azharuddin.

Though the film, in which actor Emran Hashmi plays the character of Azhar, TV star Gautam Gulati has portrayed the character of his then teammate 'Ravi'.

Ravi Shastri irked with makers of 'Azhar' for portraying him as a womaniser

The character of 'Ravi', a senior player and handsome hunk in the Indian dressing room, is shown as a womaniser. The character of Ravi in the movie is shown cheating on his wife during a foreign tour.

Though filmmakers didn't use the full names of the cricketers shown in the film but featured the characters having first names as, Ravi, Navjot, Manoj and Kapil.

Anyone who followed Indian cricket team in late '80s and early 90's could easily understand who these four cricketers in the film are.

It is the portrayal of his character in the Bollywood film has perhaps irked Ravi Shastri. Just like Ravi Shastri, the character of Ravi in the movie took over as cricket commentator after his retirement from cricket.

Earlier, Sangeeta Bijlani expressed concerns over her representation in the film and former India player Manoj Prabhakar threatened to take legal action against the filmmakers.

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