Shoaib Akhtar, who represented his country in 46 Tests, 163 ODIs and 15 T20Is was famous for his breathtaking pace and record for the fastest delivery in the history of cricket – 161 kmph.
Former Pakistani speedster Shoaib Akhtar took to Twitter on Saturday to announce that he is disassociating himself from his upcoming biopic ‘The Rawalpindi Express’. He added that ‘failure to resolve disagreements and continued breach of contract’ forced him to take this decision.
Shoaib Akhtar has distanced himself from his film Rawalpindi Express and its makers
In July last year, Shoaib Akhtar unveiled the motion poster of the movie which will release on November 13, 2023. However, in his latest social media post, the former Pakistan pacer said that he has “broken ties” with the makers of the film.
“It is with great regret that I would like to inform you all that after months of careful consideration, I have decided through my management and legal team to terminate the contract and disassociate myself from Rawalpindi Express and its makers. Of course, it was a dream project and I tried hard to stick and stay in the boat but unfortunately, things were not going well.”
” Failure to resolve disagreements amicably and continued breach of contract eventually led us to cut ties with them. So I quit this project following all the legal protocols of relinquishing the rights to my life story. Strict legal action will be taken if the makers continue to make biopics and use my name and life events in any way,” said Shoaib Akhtar.
Meanwhile, Shoaib Akhtar has warned the makers of “stern legal action” if they continue to make his biopic and use his name or life story in any way. The film was supposed to release by the end of this year.
The former Pakistan pacer played 46 Tests, 163 ODIs and 15 T20Is, taking 178, 247 and 19 wickets in the three formats respectively. But more than his wickets, his pace is what scares the batsmen. He holds the record for fastest delivery in cricket.
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In July 2022, Shoaib Akhtar shared a motion poster of his film Rawalpindi Express.
Produced under the banner Q Films Productions, the film is directed by Muhammad Faraz Qaiser, written by Qaiser Nawaz. The Pakistani pacer shared a motion poster of the film in July last year.
“This is the beginning of a beautiful journey. My Story, My Life, My Biopic, “Rawalpindi Express – Running Against The Odds” announces that you are in for a ride like you have never taken before. First foreign film with a Pakistani athlete. Arguably yours, Shoaib Akhtar” – Akhtar then said on Twitter.