On his 48th birthday, Khiladi Akshay Kumar gave his fans the ultimate gift by announcing his new romantic thriller, 'Rustom' in collaboration with Neeraj Pandey. He tweeted, “Thrilled to announce Neeraj Pandey and I are collaborating for a romantic thriller #Rustom releasing on Aug 12, 2016! Hoping to be third time lucky :).” Inspired by real life incidents, the project is co-produced by Zee Studios, KriArj Entertainment and Friday Filmworks. “Having worked with Neeraj on two fabulous projects, I am excited to start work on our new film. I'm happy that Zee Studios is putting its might behind this film along with KriArj Entertainment and Friday Filmworks. It gives me and the entire team confidence of this launched worldwide using the global might of Zee,” Akshay said in a statement.