The film is said to be based on the sensational 1950's Nanavati case, in which a naval officer shot his wife's paramour.

Trailer This Akshay Kumar-Ileana starrer is stirring a buzz around Nanavati case Screenshot/YouTube
Flix Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 11:41

"Was he a Patriot? Was he a Traitor? Was he a Murderer?"

These are the questions that Akshay Kumar's upcoming film "Rustom" revolves around. 

Kumar on Thursday took to Twitter to release the trailer of the movie in which plays a naval officer. 

The film is said to be based on the sensational 1950's Nanavati case, in which a naval officer shot his wife's paramour.

Kawas Nanavati, a naval commandant shot his wife Sylvia’s lover and his friend Prem Ahuja. The case was probably the first time a crime of passion was discussed in India. This case however holds significance for another reason- the trial was also the last in India in which a jury delivered the verdict. 

In 1960, Nanavati was granted a pardon by the Maharashtra Governor and the former along with Slyvia their children moved to Canada.

"Rustom" has been directed by debutant Tinu Suresh Desai and written by Vipul K Rawal. It also stars Ileana D'cruz, Arjan Bajwa and Esha Gupta among others.

"Rustom" is set for an August 12 release. 

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