New Delhi: After “Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai”, Prachi Desai is working with Emraan Hashmi again in “Azhar”. The actress says with the time clock moving ahead shooting with him has only become better, adding that the actor’s sense of humour has also graduated to the next level.
“I’m working with him (Emraan) after four years and of course so much have changed in our personal and professional life. We have evolved as a person and as professionals, but when it comes to shooting together it is just the same with the amazing rapport, comfort level and the chemistry we share in fact it has become better.
“His sense of humour has also become more nasty. It has gone better. It is a lot more fun shooting with him,” Prachi told IANS.
Prachi will be stepping into the 1990s era with “Azhar”, a biopic on former Indian cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin (played by Emraan). She will be essaying the role of his first wife Naureen.
Directed by Tony D’Souza, the film will narrate the highs and lows of Azharuddin’s life as the captain of the Indian cricket team for most of the 1990s and being tainted by a match-fixing scandal in 2000, and getting banned for life.
Prachi, who was here to inaugurate Shoppers Stop’s new store at Janakpuri last week, heaped praise on her co-star as she says Emraan ensures that they both look good together, instead of just focusing on himself.
“I think he is an amazingly professional and phenomenal actor. He makes sure we look good together more than just him looking good on screen, unlike all other actors. And that makes the experience more fulfilling,” said Prachi, who took the television route to enter the glamour industry.
She began her career in showbiz with a daily soap “Kasamh Se” and then found a way into Bollywood with Farhan Akhtar-starrer “Rock On!!”.
Emraan and Prachi’s romantic song “Pee loon” from 2010 film “Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai” continues to rule the hearts of many. And the actress hopes to create something more “romantic” with “Azhar”.
“We hope we create something better than that and more different. I know people loved it and want that same magic again. Our fingers are crossed because we have really worked hard on it,” she said.
The film, which is jointly produced by Balaji Motion Pictures and MSM Motion Picture, also stars Lara Dutta and Huma Qureshi in pivotal roles and is slated for a worldwide release on May 13, 2016.