Shoaib Akhtar leaves biopic and threatens “serious legal action” against makers | Cricket news


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Shoaib Akhtar announced on Saturday that he has moved away from his biopic ‘Rawalpindi Express – Running against the odds’. In July last year, Akhtar had unveiled the movie poster of the movie which was set to release on November 13, 2023. However, in his latest social media post, the former Pakistani pacer has said he has “severed ties” with the makers. from the movie. Meanwhile, Akhtar also warned the makers against “serious legal action” if they continue to make his biography film and use his name or life story events in any way.

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“Unfortunately, I would like to inform you all that after months of careful consideration, I have decided to distance myself from the film “Rawalpindi Express” and its creators by terminating the agreement through my management and legal team,” Akhtar said in a tweet .

“It was definitely a dream project and I tried a lot to avoid and stay in the boat but unfortunately it didn’t work out. Failure to amicably resolve disagreements and ongoing contract breaches ultimately led to us breaking ties with them Therefore, I left the project after complying with all legal protocols to revoke the rights to the story of my life Severe action will be taken if the creators continue to make biography films and violate it in any way using my name or life story events,” he said. added.

The former pacer of the Pakistan cricket team played 46 Tests, 163 ODIs and 15 T20Is, taking 178, 247 and 19 wickets in the three formats respectively. But more than the number of his wickets, it was his speed that scared batters. He holds the record for the fastest recorded delivery in cricket.

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