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Will Akshay Kumar break the Independence Day release jinx with Neeraj's RUSTOM?

September 9, 2015 4:44:32 PM IST
By Rachana Sheth, Glamsham Editorial
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Akshay Kumar gave a special surprise to one and all by announcing a new project RUSTOM on his birthday today! Filmmaker Neeraj Pandey will be helming this romantic thriller. RUSTOM would mark third such project where the ‘hit' duo Neeraj and Akshay would be forming an association after giving two successful films BABY and SPECIAL 26.


While RUSTOM's first shoot schedule will commence by mid-December this year and the film will travel to multiple locations globally in the course of its production reportedly, it is slated for an Independence Day 2016 weekend release. Interestingly, RUSTOM would be Akshay's third such film that is scheduled for release during Independence weekend. Earlier this year we saw his film BROTHERS and two years ago ONCE UPON AY TIME IN MUMBAI DOBAARA releasing on the occasion of Independence Day.

However, both the films were not so well-received. In fact, the latter was slammed badly by the critics and given thumbs down. So, the Independence Day period didn't really work for the superstar, where holidays in Bollywood are given a priority for movie releases.

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Nevertheless, we believe that RUSTOM might just help break this jinx for Akshay, considering his good track record with the director Neeraj Pandey. Even Akshay seems to be upbeat and confident about this association. He wrote on a micro-blogging site about getting third time lucky with Neeraj. “Thrilled 2 announce Neeraj Pandey & I are collaborating 4 a romantic thriller #Rustom releasing on Aug 12,2016!Hoping 2 be 3rd time lucky :),” he posted.

Well, going by Akshay's word, we too are assured that he will emerge successful in the next Independence Day. 

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