Friday Filmworks, Neeraj Pandey & Shital Bhatia Production house, announced that they would be teaming up with Akshay Kumar once again for their upcoming romantic thriller Rustom. This film would mark the third such project where the trio would be coming together, the first two being the very successful Special 26 and Baby. Inspired by real life incidents, the film, which is being co-produced by Friday Filmworks, Zee Studios and KriArj Entertainment, is written by Vipul Rawal and will be directed by Tinu Suresh Desai.
Speaking of the association Akshay Kumar said, “Having worked with Neeraj on two fabulous projects, I am excited to start work on our new film. I am happy that Zee’s Studios, is putting its might behind this film along with KriArj Entertainment and Friday Filmworks. It gives me and the entire team confidence of this launched worldwide using the global might of Zee”.
Commenting on the announcement, Neeraj Pandey, said, “When Tinu narrated Rustom to us we immediately got hooked to the quality of the narrative and its potential and instantly decided that it was something that we would like to produce. We also really felt that given the nature of the story, Akshay would be the perfect fit and him agreeing to come on board will definitely give it the canvas it requires.”
Rustom‘s first schedule of shoot commences by mid-December this year. The film, which is based on a real life story, will travel to multiple locations globally in the course of its production.
Apart from Akshay Kumar the film will also feature two young actresses. Additionally, Neeraj Pandey will himself be penning the dialogues of the film. He will also be co-writing the screenplay along with Vipul Rawal and also contribute towards the films edit. Zee Music has bagged the music rights for Rustom. The film is slated for an Independence Day 2016 weekend release.