Is ‘Rustom’ Inspired By The Infamous K.M Nanavati Case

The first look of Akshay Kumar’s upcoming film Rustom was unveiled a couple of days back, in which Akshay is seen wearing a Naval uniform and we had also been told that the Khiladi plays a Parsi character in the film, which is based on real events.

Now, on hearing this and seeing Akshay’s look, we were immediately reminded of the infamous KM Nanavati case, in which a Naval officer was charged with the murder of his wife’s lover and the sensational trial by jury that followed, which shook the country. Incidentally, Nanavati’s trial was the last trial by jury in India.

Considering the fact that Rustom is said to be a romantic thriller and that Akshay plays a Parsi Naval officer (like Nanavati), we wonder if the movie has been inspired by the incident. If it is indeed, time will only tell how the makers of Love Affair, another movie based on the same incident, react to this. For those who do not know this, Love Affair stars Gulshan Devaiah as the Navy officer with Kalki Koechlin playing his unfaithful wife.

Rustom has been produced by Neeraj Pandey and directed by Tinu Suresh Desai.

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