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Shoaib Akhtar distances himself from biopic Rawalpindi Express

Shoaib Akhtar distances himself from the biopic Rawalpindi Express!

The former pacer has attributed the cutting of ties to his dream project amid “failure to resolve disagreements amicably” and “constant contractual violations”.

Shoaib Akhtar made the announcement via a statement shared in a tweet.

“Very sadly, I would like to inform all of you that after careful consideration of months, I have decided to disassociate myself from the film Rawalpindi Express and its makers by terminating the agreement through my management and legal team,” Shoaib Akhtar wrote.

“Definitely, it was a dream project and I tried a lot to prevent [this] and stay in the boat but unfortunately, things were not going well,” he said, adding, “Failure to resolve disagreements amicably and constant contractual violations finally resulted in us to cut ties with them.”

“I have left the project after complying [with] all legal protocols of revoking the rights to the story of my life. Severe legal action will be taken if the makers continue to make biography films and use my name or life story events in any way,” he concluded.

It was a month ago when singer-turned-actor Umair Jaswal also announced to quit the film and that he will not be playing the ex-cricketer’s role citing “creative and personal reasons”.


Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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