Buzz is that 'Rustom' is a romantic thriller loosely inspired by 1959 Nanavati case where naval officer Kavas Maneckshaw Nanavati was tried for the murder of his wife’s lover, Prem Ahuja. Incidently Akshay too plays a Parsi character named Rustom Pawri.
In the sensational Nanavati case, the officer had fired three shots at Ahuja and then surrendered himself to police.
Helmed by débutante director Suresh Tinu Desai, 'Rustom' also stars Ileana D'Cruz and Esha Gupta. The film is slated to release on 12th August 2016.