Rustom was a risk worth taking, Neeraj Pandey

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Akshay in Rustom…Unusual plot the reason for its success, says producer.

Filmmaker Neeraj Pandey says the “unusual plot” of “Rustom” has yielded results beyond  expectations of the production team adding that it was a risk worth taking.

“I think many factors contributed to the success of ‘Rustom’. But we never thought it would go this far. I’ve to admit the success of ‘Rustom’ has surpassed all our expectations. I think the unusual plot had a lot to do with its success. Though inspired by a real incident, we made sure there was enough drama and emotions in the telling of the story to keep the audience hooked,” Pandey said.

Featuring Akshay Kumar, Ileana D’Cruz and Esha Gupta in a tale inspired by the real life K.M. Nanavati case, the movie was appreciated by critics and audiences alike.

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Pandey admits making the movie was a big risk.

“It was a subject on infidelity and not too many films have been attempted on that… We were aware of that. When Tinu Suresh Desai came to us with the subject, I was sure we wanted to do it,” Pandey said and described his faith in the script of “Rustom” as a gut feeling.

“I’ve always gone by instinct. And the director Tinu Desai has worked with me earlier. He had assisted me on my directorial venture ‘Special 26’, so I knew what he was capable of. The rest is just plain instinct. You have to take risks if you want to get the audience interested,” he said.

Aamir Khan has said in an interview that Rustom is different from the real life incident. He added that he started researching for a film but shelved the idea after leaning Akshay’s interest in that. The producers of Rustom has also admitted it is not totally based on the real life murder case. – CINEWS

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