Bollywood actor Manjot Singh feels honoured to play the role of former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu in the forthcoming biopic Azhar.

Singh is best known for his roles in films Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, Student Of The Year and Fukrey.

Azhar is based on the life of former India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin.

“It is a big role. I am excited and nervous. Initially, I was shocked when I was offered this role. I asked the makers if they were sure about casting me. I did audition for the role and got selected,” Singh said.

The 22-year-old Delhi University student is keen on meeting Sidhu.

“I have asked the makers if I can get a chance to meet him to understand him, [watch] his body language more closely for enacting the role better. I attended workshops, watched videos of him and read about him,” he said.

Actor Emraan Hashmi will play the role of Azharuddin in the film, which is scheduled to hit screens in India in May next year.