Akshay revealed the first poster of Rustom, in which he plays a decorated officer, a devoted family man. The poster says, “Three shots that shocked the nation.” In the sensational Nanavati case, the officer had fired three shots at Ahuja and then surrendered himself to police. Both Nanavati and Akshay’s protagonist are Parsis.


Directed by debutant Tinu Suresh Desai and written by Vipul K Rawal, the film’s script has been kept under wraps. Rustom, which stars Ileana D’Cruz in key role, has Akshay playing the role of a Parsi, Rustom Pavri. Since the poster says the film has been inspired by a true incident and is set in the ’50s, buzz insists the film 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.

Ankit Tiwari composes the film’s music while Santosh Thundiyil handles the cinematography. Principle photography commenced on 5th January 2016. The film is scheduled for a worldwide release on 12 August 2016.