Dubai: Shahrukh Khan had launched 'Azaan' at IIFA in Toronto and Sanjay Dutt had unveiled the film's music, but both Bollywood bigwigs gave its Dubai premiere a miss, which had bombshell Mallika Sherawat and actor-producer Sohail Khan attending.

Starring entrepreneur-turned-actor Sachin Joshi and Playboy model Candice Boucher besides Mallika, Sohail and Urvashi Sharma, the film had its premiere at the Grand Cineplex in Dubai.

'Azaan' is a story of an agent (Sachin Joshi) working for RAW with a mixed lineage of Afghan and Indian parents. As part of his duties, Joshi gets drawn into the murky world of espionage only to find his younger brother a suspected terrorist. What unfolds is a fast paced story of one's determination to save his country against all odds.

The showcase of the film and the introduction of the debutante actor was done by Shahrukh on an international platform – at the IIFA Awards this year.

Though SRK and Dutt did not attend the premiere, those who did were all praises for good friend Sachin.

"I am here to support Sachin, he is a good friend. I hope the film does well," Mallika told reporters here at the premiere.

"The promos are looking good and the music is also nice. My best wishes are with him," Sohail said.

Even actress Urvashi Sharma gave her best wishes for the film. The after party at Armani club, which is right next to Burj Khaleefa, the tallest building in the world, saw only the cast and crew of the film.

The action film directed by Prashant Chaddha and produced by JMJ Group hits cinema houses on Friday.

(Agencies)