Manoj Prabhakar to take legal action against makers of 'Azhar'?
Prabhakar spoke to the makers and asked them to arrange a screening for him but the makers seem to have turned a deaf ear to his requests.
New Delhi: While former Indian skipper Mohammad Azharuddin's biopic Azhar is slated for its release, the flick already finds itself in trouble as Manoj Prabhakar, another former Indian cricketer, is contemplating to sue the makers for portraying him in bad light.
According to a report in The Times of India, Prabhakar, who is said to have been the key witness in Azharuddin's match-fixing scam, fears that since the movie is based on Azharuddin, the makers would have shown him in good light while his own character might be portrayed wrongly.
The report added that to ensure that his character too was shown in right light, Prabhakar spoke to the makers and asked them to arrange a screening for him but the makers seem to have turned a deaf ear to his requests. This move has compelled him to take a legal action against them.
According to the report, not only Prabhakar, but also veteran cricketers Kapil Dev, Navjot Singh Sidhu and Ravi Shastri too have asked the makers to show them the film before its release because they too are concerned over the portrayal of their characters in the flick.
Directed by Tony D'Souza, Azhar is a movie based on the life of the Hyderabadi batsman, who was implicated in a cricket match-fixing scandal in 2000, and banned by BCCI for life.
In 2012, however, the Andhra Pradesh High Court lifted the ban, describing it as "unsustainable".