Reportedly there was news that Esha Gupta and Kiara Advani might play the leading ladies in Akshay Kumar's 'Rustom' which is said to be inspired by a real-life incident.
However as per a leading publication when Esha was asked about this, she said, "Even I have heard (about the casting). I don’t know. Nothing is confirmed.”
Buzz is that her role is that of Akshay's lover but with shades of grey. Rumours suggest that 'Rustom' loosely borrows from the infamous Nanavati murder case involving a naval officer and his lady love.
It marks Akshay Kumar and Neeraj Pandey's third collaboration - the first two being 'Special 26' and 'Baby'. Directed by Tinu Suresh Desai the romantic thriller is slated to hit the big screens on 12th August 2016.