Umair Jaswal to Play Shoaib Akhtar in Biopic ‘Rawalpindi Express’

The biopic will be the first international film about a Pakistani sports figure.

The pop singer and actor, Umair Jaswal, is going to play the titular character and lead role in the much-anticipated biopic of our very own living legend and world-famous pacer, Shoaib Akhtar, Rawalpindi Express.

Umair Jaswal

The Waar actor tweeted the update today:

He said, “Bismillah! Super excited to announce & share this with all of you. I’m honored to play the living legend, Mr. Shoaib Akthar on the big screen in RAWALPINDI EXPRESS,” and added a little prayer for God’s blessing.

Shoaib Akhtar’s biopic will be the first international film about a Pakistani sports figure, and will be released on 16 November 2023.

The world fastest bowler announced the launch of his biopic in July on Twitter:

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. A first foreign film about a Pakistani Sportsman. Controversially yours, Shoaib Akhtar.

The film is being directed by Faraz Qaiser under the banner of Qfilm Productions.

Shoaib Akhtar made his debut way back in 1997 and it didn’t take much time for him to gain recognition with his ability of sheer pace and lightning-quick deliveries.

The Rawalpindi Express went on to pick up 178, 247, and 19 wickets in 46 Tests, 163 ODIs, and 15 T20Is respectively, with 16 four-wicket hauls, 16 five-wicket hauls, and two 10-wicket hauls to his name.

What do you think about Umair Jaswal playing the legendary cricketer, Shoaib Akhtar? Will he do justice to the role? Share your thoughts below.


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