Sushant Singh Rajput’s upcoming film ‘Rifleman’ is a biopic about the life of Jaswant Singh Rawat and his heroism during the 1962 battle of Nuranang. However, the project is stuck in a legal matter over the rights to Rawat’s story, due to a conflict in the martyr’s family.
“Jaswant Singh lost his life fighting for the country. Now, one of his family members had given the rights to his biopic to Abundantia Entertainment, headed by producer Vikram Malhotra. They had gone ahead and announced the project with Sushant who was absolutely bowled over by the story. Things were perfectly fine till they found out that another family member had already given the rights to another film team, who have already completed their project. Titled ‘72 Hours’, the film’s official trailer was launched last year in December. Now they are fighting a case against the makers of ‘Rifleman’ and that has caused a delay in the proceedings,” a source told Pinkvilla. ‘72 Hours: Martyr Who Never Died’ is written and directed by Avinash Dhyani, who also stars in the lead role.
The spokesperson for Abundantia Entertainment has denied any delays in the film, saying that, “’Rifleman’ is on track and progressing well with the writing and development presently underway. Any news that suggests otherwise is entirely baseless and false. All matters of a legal nature are being appropriately dealt with.”
Singh has recently wrapped up shooting for Nitesh Tiwari’s ‘Chichhore’. His next release will be Tarun Manshukhani’s ‘Drive’, which will open in theatres on 28th June.