EXCLUSIVE: Sushant Singh Rajput's 'Rifleman' pushed ahead because of legal wrangle?

The movie on Jaswant Singh Rathore aka Rifleman was announced earlier this year. It will star Sushant Singh Rajput but currently, the project has hit a small roadblock.
Sushant Singh Rajput's 'Rifleman' pushed ahead because of legal wrangle?Sushant Singh Rajput's 'Rifleman' pushed ahead because of legal wrangle?
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Few months ago, Sushant Singh Rajput announced that he's taken up a new project. The film is a biopic that will revolve around the life and valiant fight that Jaswant Singh Rawat put up during the battle of Nuranang in 1962. This would have been SSR's second biopic after the super successful MS Dhoni: The Untold Story. But like many other films, this seemed too good to be true. No, it isn't shelved but has been pushed a little ahead. Says a source, "Little did the producers know when they announced the film that it will land them in a legal soup. As of now, there is an issue with the rights to the biopic on Rifleman and the matter is being dealt with in Court." 

Surprisingly, this happened after there was a big conflict between family members of the slain martyr. "Jaswant Singh lost his life fighting for the country. Now, one of his family members had given the rights to his biopic to Abundatia 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," reveals our informer. 

When we contacted the production house, the film's official spokesperson told us, "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." 

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