Azhar, a movie based on the life of former Indian cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin. It features Emraan Hashmi, Prachi Desai and Nargis Fakhri in the lead roles. The film has generated controversy prior to its release over a storyline that absolves the protagonist Mohammad Azharuddin from charges of fixing matches in return of money.
Azharuddin's involvement in match fixing was also emphasized by Rakesh Maria, the former head of the Crime Branch and Commissioner of Mumbai Police, who said that Azharuddin had a criminal bent of mind. He was skipper for 5 World Cup.