In his last few films, Akshay Kumar has essayed the roles of an Intelligence officer (Baby), an Army official (Holiday) and a patrotic saviour of sorts (Gabbar is Back and Airlift).
And now, furthering his streak of playing messiah type roles, Kumar plays a Navy officer in director Neeraj Pandey's next film Rustom.
In Febuary, he had shared a first look of the film, calling his character a "decorated officer, devoted family man':
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) February 25, 2016
Rustom is reportedly based on the infamous Nanavati case, which dates back to the 1950s. In it, a celebrated naval officer KM Nanavati shot his wife's lover and then surrendered himself to the police.
This was also the last case to have a jury trial in India, since media and public support for Nanavati seemed to have influenced the case. Nanavati was eventually released from jail.
While not much about the plot of the film is revealed, Akshay Kumar shared the first poster of Rustom, where he shares space with Ileana D'Cruz. The poster reads, '3 shots that shocked the nation':
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) March 2, 2016
Rustom is all set to release on 12 August.