Umair Jaswal will play Shoaib Akhtar in Rawalpindi Express

Umair Jaswal will play Shoaib Akhtar in Rawalpindi Express

Posted on Nov 17, 2022

Singer, actor and model Umair Jaswal have confirmed that he will play the role of former national fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar in the upcoming biography film Rawalpindi Express.

Sharing the first glimpse of his role on Instagram, Umair Jaswal told fans that he is ready to play Shoaib Akhtar in Rawalpindi Express.

He expressed his happiness to get Shoaib Akhtar in the lead role in the film and said he is working on a global film that will be a unique film of its kind.

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In the picture he shared, he can be seen with the number '14' written on Shoaib Akhtar's shirt and 'Shoaib' written on his shirt.

He did not give any more details about the film, while the director of the film, M Faraz Qaiser, also shared a picture of Umair Jaswal and confirmed his casting in the film.

Apart from this, the Instagram accounts created by the movie 'Rawalpindi Express' also confirmed the casting of Umair Jaswal.

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Although the film's team has confirmed the lead actor, the rest of the cast and crew are yet to be announced.

It still needs to be made clear which other actors will be included in the cast of 'Rawalpindi Express', but according to the film's team, several actors' auditions are still going on.

The film team still needs to explain the story of Rawalpindi Express. Still, it is believed that Shoaib Akhtar's memorable cricket matches will also be shown in the film, due to which the roles of other cricketers will also be included in the film. 

The film is likely to showcase all of Shoaib Akhtar's controversies and scandals, which is why the film is likely to feature several prominent characters.

It is speculated that 'Rawalpindi Express' will be released by next year, and some famous players, including Shoaib Akhtar, will also be shown in real life. Still, it is too early to say anything in this regard. 

Former cricketer Shoaib Akhtar revealed in July 2022 that a film was being made on his life before Umair Jaswal confirmed his casting.

He had claimed that the 'Rawalpindi Express' would include those things and revelations which have remained a secret to date.

The cricketer had said that many people claim to know everything about him, but they don't; all the secrets will come out in a biopic on his life.

It should be noted that Shoaib Akhtar started his career with the game against West Indies in December 1997; he played 46 Test matches, in which he took a total of 178 wickets.

Shoaib Akhtar took 247 wickets in 163 ODIs and 19 in 15 T20Is.

He also holds the title of the fastest bowler in the world; it is said that his bowling speed was equal to 100 miles per hour. He is also in the news because of his statements.

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