Emraan Hashmi's attempts to bring the situation under control did not work either and the crew had to leave

OU students stop shooting of Emraan Hashmis Azhar on campusA screenshot from the movie's trailer
news Monday, November 16, 2015 - 07:25

The Osmania University campus in Hyderabad saw a tense situation on Sunday after shooting for the movie 'Azhar,' based on the life of cricketer Mohammed Azharuddin, was stopped.

The Emraan Hashmi starrer was being shot outside the University's Arts College and the protests broke out within a few hours of the film crew arriving on set.

Reports suggest that while some students backed the shooting, many opposed it. Emraan Hashmi's attempts to bring the situation under control did not work either and the crew had to leave.

"An organisation sought  permission from us for shooting a documentary titled 'Azharuddin - The  Pride of Telangana' for which we accorded permission on condition it should be done on non-working days. If it turns out true that a commercial movie was being shot rather than a documentary in Arts College, notice will be issued to the organisation which sought  permission from us," OU Registrar Prof E. Suresh Kumar told Deccan Chronicle.

However, a spokesperson for the movie told the newspaper, "We got permission to shoot a  commercial film in Arts College and not a documentary. There are more than 30 student organisations in the university and there was  misunderstanding between them which resulted in clashes  at the venue and suspension of the shoot. It will resume and will be completed."

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