Published On: Fri, Jun 5th, 2015

Gautam Gulati set to to play Ravi Shastri?

We had already reported that Bigg Boss 8 winner Gautam Gulati has been roped in for Ekta Kapoor’s upcoming production venture ‘Azhar’. However, the latest reports suggest that Gautam Gulati will portray the character of cricketer Ravi Shastri in this film.

The film is a biopic on Indian cricket team’s former captain Mohammad Azharuddin and Emraan Hashmi will play the titular role in it. Shashtri shared a great rapport with Azharuddin and hence Gulati will be seen in a pivotal role in this film.

A source close to the unit said that Gautam has already started preparing for his role. He is not only watching several videos of Shastri to step into the shoes of his character, but has also started working on his physique. Helmed by Tony D’souza’s, this film is slated to release on May 13, 2016.