Shoaib Akhtar is bringing his life story to the big screen! The former cricketer took his fans by surprise by announcing his biopic through a motion poster!
On Sunday, Shoaib Akhtar made an announcement on social media about the release of his biopic which has been named ‘Rawalpindi Express- Running Against The Odds’ after his field nickname. The film is set to release on 16th November 2023 and is directed by Muhammad Faraz Qaiser under the banner of Q Film Productions.
Shoaib shared a 24 seconds clip on Twitter with the caption, ‘Beginning of this beautiful journey. Announcing the launch of my story, my life, my Biopic, “RAWALPINDI EXPRESS – Running against the odds” You’re in for a ride you’ve never taken before. The first foreign film is about a Pakistani Sportsman. Controversially yours, Shoaib Akhtar.’
The clip is set in a hazy and blurry frame with train tracks in the middle, a homage to Shoaib’s moniker “Rawalpindi Express”. The clip zooms in on Shoaib Akhtar with his back to the camera who seems to be running wearing a shirt with the number 14 written on it. An intense background score is featured in the clip with the train’s whistle heard in the end.
Shoaib Akhtar made his Test match debut in November 1997. He has been nicknamed the ‘Rawalpindi Express’ and was the first bowler to be recorded bowling at 100 miles per hour, a feat he achieved twice in his career.
His fans were over the moon on hearing the news and expressed their love for the former cricketer on Twitter:
‘best of luck’
‘The King of Pace’
Directed by Muhammad Faraz Qaiser, the film is all set to release on 16th November 2023. What are your thoughts about the film?