Lara Dutta, who’s been away from the screen for sometime now and was recently seen in an important role in Fitoor, definitely has that streak of talent in her. The actress is now preparing to come back on screen as Meera, a public prosecutor, in the Azhar biopic. In an article in Mumbai Mirror, the actress describes her latest screen avatar as a no-nonsense lawyer who fearlessly stands for the truth and is feared by her peers.
"It's a challenging role and I had fun playing it because it's a totally fictional character but integral to the narrative," says Lara, who is Mohammad Azharuddin's nemesis in the film as she fights the former Indian cricketer trying to prove that he's guilty of match fixing.
In preparation for this important role, Lara has been speaking to her lawyer friend and observing her at work to understand the body language and the finer nuances of playing the part. Director Tony D'Souza insists that he thought Lara was apt for this role that demanded a strong, stern look and someone who could act well. "She went through all the legal documents pertaining to the case. We also had regular reading sessions. She really worked very hard for the role," says Tony.
Bollywood actor Emraan Hashmi will essay the role of Mohammad Azharuddin, the tarnished captain of the Indian cricket team, who was accused of match fixing. The film will join the ranks with the other list of biopics this year; among them is also a biopic on the present captain of the Indian team MS Dhoni.