After casting his spell on the box office with his last two releases – Airlift and Housefull 3, Akshay Kumar is all geared up for his much-awaited film Rustom. Khiladi Kumar, who dons a white uniform for Neerja Pandey’s Rustom, would soon unravel the story of a naval officer on screen. The 48-year-old actor took to Twitter to share a new poster from the film and also revealed that the trailer of the film would be out on June 30.
Akshay plays a Parsi, Rustom Pavri, in the romantic thriller which is said to be inspired from a real-life incident. If reports are to be believed, Akshay will essay the role of a naval officer loosely based on Kawas Manekshaw Nanavati. The infamous Nanavati case shook the nation back in the 50s. Directed by debutant Tinu Suresh Desai, the film also stars Ileana D’Cruz. Rustom is set to hit the screens on August 12.
The movie is based on the real-life incidents of naval officer KM Nanavati, who was accused of murdering Prem Ahuja, his wife’s lover. The film covers the whole affair and then the court trial of the extremely controversial case in 1959, which brought out debates on integrity and betrayal and had garnered huge media coverage at the time.