Actor Akshay Kumar is of the opinion that his next film could decrease the increasing divorce rate around the world.
Talking about his next film Rustom to Indian Express, Akshay said his film based on a real-life story of infidelity “will be loved by women and also save marriages and stop divorces.”
Rustom is inspired by the 1959 case of a naval officer K. M. Nanavati, who murdered his wife’s lover. In the film, the murder leads to a court case, public sympathy and media trial on proving Nanavati’s guilt or innocence in the matter.
When asked about what he’d like to take from the film, he said, “I am going to take my uniform. And I am not only going to take back, on the contrary, this film is going to give, it is going to save a lot of marriages and is going to stop people from taking divorce, you invest so much into a relationship, so this film is going to tell you what goes into it.”
Rustom also marks the first time a Bollywood film put a Parsi character in the spotlight. “It is a different subject, it is based on real-life stories and it is the first time somebody is playing a Parsi Navy officer, neither has anybody played a Parsi main lead or an officer’s role,” said Akshay.
The film has received support from the industry with Salman Khan, Ranveer Singh, Sonakshi Sinha, Sonam Kapoor and Karan Johar all making special videos on social media. Akshay said, “It’s great when the industry supports you and I’m very thankful to Salman for starting this and also to Ranveer, Sonakshi, Karan Johar, Sonam.”
Rustom, also starring Ileana D’Cruz and Esha Gupta, releases on August 12.