Emraan Hashmi has begun shooting for the next schedule of Azhar, the biopic on the former cricketer, in Hyderabad. The first schedule of the film was in London. For the second schedule that started on Friday, preparations had begun much in advance as the crew reached Hyderabad in the second week of October.

Emraan Hashmi posted on Twitter, “Awesome final sched. of Azhar. Here after almost 4 yrs since dirty picture.40 days to go! Tough task howdo I resist the food”

A source says, “They are going to have a lot of outdoor shoots and at a few grounds where Azhar used to train initially. A lot of scenes are being shot at a star hotel and then the bulk of the shooting will move to a film studio. The shoot will also include some of the eateries that Azhar regularly visited. A house in Banjara Hills that was owned by Azhar is on the list too.”

Emraan flew to Hyderabad on Thursday. “Azhar is expected to join the shoot as he wants to see how it’s going. Emraan also wants to try the local cuisine and will make time for it,” adds the source.