VIDEO: Mohammad Azharuddin trains Emraan Hashmi for ‘Azhar’

Being a professional actor is a tough job. If you think Sushant Singh Rajput has been putting in extra hours to look at bat like MS Dhoni, Emraan Hashmi has been doing the same for his upcoming flick ‘Azhar’. The biopic is about the life of former Indian skipper Mohammad Azharuddin, one that has seen many highs and glories, similarly lows and controversies too. It is not easy when you are not a professional cricket and you have to bat like the stylish Azharuddin. However, the great thing for him is that he is learning the art from the man himself. READ: Emraan Hashmi’s look as ‘Azhar’ revealed

The filmmakers released a video on Wednesday that shows Emraan getting practice tips from Azharuddin.

The 37-year-old Emraan admits that he has looked up to Azharuddin during his formative years and said the tips he receives from the former skipper has helped him immensely.

“His advice on everything is very clear. He doesn’t put too much pressure and make you feel bad that you don’t know this. He lets you be and slowly you see those parts of your game come out. And you get better,” says Emraan.

Watch Azhar train Emraan:

Directed by Tony D’Souza, the film is being produced by Balaji Motion Pictures and is slated for a May 15 release, this year. Prachi Desai will play the role of Azhar’s first wife Naureen while Nargis Fakhri plays the role of his second wife, Sangeeta Bijlani.