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Shoaib Akhtar walks away from his biopic project

Pakistan pace legend, Shoaib Akhtar, has disassociated himself from his biopic, ‘Rawalpindi Express,’ citing a violation of agreement. The 47-year-old confirmed the news on Saturday, January 21st, via his official Twitter account.

In his statement, Akhtar stated that after careful consideration and consultation with his management and legal teams, he had decided to terminate the agreement regarding his biopic. He also issued a warning to the makers of the film that he will take legal action against them if they decide to continue making the movie.

“Very sadly, I would like to inform all of you that after careful consideration of months, I have decided to dissociate myself from the film ‘Rawalpindi Express’ & its makers by terminating the agreement through my management and legal team,” Akhtar said in his tweet. “Definitely, it was a dream project and I tried a lot to prevent and stay in the boat but unfortunately, things were not going well.”

He added, “Failure to resolve disagreements amicably and constant contractual violations finally resulted in us cutting ties with them. Therefore, I have left the project after complying with all legal protocols of revoking the rights to the story of my life.”

“Severe legal action will be taken if the makers continue to make biography film and use my name and life story events in any way,” Akhtar’s tweet concluded.