New Delhi: Bollywood action star Akshay Kumar has had a great 2016 in terms of his films 'Airlift' and 'Housefull 3' doing well at the box office windows. Now, Akki is ready with 'Rustom' and if this one too does good business then it will be a hattrick for Khiladi Kumar.
'Rustom' is a crime-mystery film based on the real-life incident of Naval Officer K M Nanavati, who was tried for the murder of his wife's lover. The film has Akshay Kumar and Ileana D'Cruz in the lead roles, besides Esha Gupta in a pivotal part.
In an interview, Akshay said, "Usually in a Hindi film a man gets into an extra-marital affair and his wife forgives and accepts him and then they live happily. But there was no film where a woman has an extra martial affair and asks for forgiveness and the husband decides whether to forgive or not. "I think this is the USP of the film. Nobody can deny that this doesn't happen in real life".
Directed by Tinu Suresh Desai "Rustom" is slated to release on August 12, 2016.
"I did not take to books or started lessons and learning about the rules and regulations of Indian Navy. I did not meet anyone from the Navy," he said.
"There was a naval officer who was guiding us on how to salute and wear badges, how the walk should be, how the uniform should be worn," he added.
The "Airlift" star said after wearing the uniform his way of walking changed completely. "There is something when you put the uniform you feel responsibility. It makes you feel you are the man and take charge. I envy people who wear uniform," he added. "Rustom" is produced by Neeraj Pandey and this will be Akshay's third collaboration with him post 'Special 26" and "Baby".
"The screenplay is really good. He wouldn't even come to me without a good story. We are making another couple of films," he said.
(With PTI inputs)