“Rawalpindi Express – A Shoaib Akhtar Biopic” just dropped like a hot potato. But wait, there’s more! The legal wrangle between the legendary cricketer and the movie makers is still up in the air.
Now, here’s a twist for ya! Remember when everyone was all abuzz thinking Umair Jaswal would play Shoaib? Well, scrap that! Mirza Gohar Rasheed has stepped up to the crease. Talk about a casting curveball!
This teaser? Oh boy, it’s like a whirlwind! Rasheed is pulling out all the stops, giving us glimpses of Akhtar’s rollercoaster life. From hard knocks to sky-high victories, it’s all in there. But with that dramatic music in the backdrop, you’ve got to wonder, is this more of a Hollywood-esque spin than cold, hard facts?
Parts of it remind ya of Ranbir Kapoor’s magic in “Sanju.” But then again, some bits make you scratch your head, thinking, “Is this the real deal or just a touch of razzle-dazzle?” Filmed in a whopping 47 locations over 68 days, the teaser screams “Running against the odds” – kinda catchy, right?
The cast? It’s packed to the rafters with big names: Faran Tahir, Saleem Mairaj, the list goes on, and with Rasheed as the main man.
But, wait a minute! Here’s where things get juicier. Shoaib Akhtar has thrown a spanner in the works, announcing he’s gotten a legal barricade up against the film. That means cameras down till the court sings its tune.
Spilling the beans on social media, the cricketing superstar warned, “I’ve put the brakes on this supposed biopic. So, folks, think twice about hopping on this train. Wouldn’t want any nasty surprises, would we?”
To those involved, he’s pretty much saying, “Tread carefully, or you might just find yourself in hot water!”