Akshay Kumar on his 48th birthday announced that he will be collaborating once again with director Neeraj Pandey after ‘Special 26’ and ‘Baby’. Akshay further revealed that the movie will a romantic thriller titled ‘Rustom‘.
Leading entertainment portal 9XE has reported that Akshay Kumar’s ‘Rustom’ is based on the 1959 Nanavati case where naval officer Kavas Maneckshaw Nanavati was tried for the murder of his wife’s lover, Prem Ahuja. As per the reports, Akshay will be playing the role of Rustom, a man who is tried for the murder of his wife’s lover.
The movie will be directed by Neeraj Pandey’s assistant Tinu Desai while Neeraj will handle the screenplay and dialogue writing department. The movie is expected to go on the floors in Dec after Akshay Kumar finishes the last schedule of ‘Airlift’. ‘Rustom‘ will clash with Hrithik Roshan’s ‘Mohenjo Daro’ on 12 Aug 2016.
Interestingly, Sunil Dutt, Ashok Kumar and Leela Naidu’s 1963 film Yeh Raaste Hai Pyaar Ke was also based on Nanavati case.
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