Before the release of PadMan on February 9, Akshay Kumar has teased his next film Gold, and going by the looks of it, it seems he has another winner on his hands.
The 1:07-minute teaser video presents Akshay Kumar as a gritty hockey player who wants to win the Olympic gold for India and not for British India. The year is 1946 when intends to change the course of history by presenting India as an independent hockey player nation on the world map.
Directed by Reema Kagti, who has earlier directed Talaash, the film explores what it meant to be a patriotic player in the pre-independence era. The film also marks the Bollywood debut of TV actor Mouni Roy.
It was earlier reported that Gold is a biopic on former hockey player Balbir Singh Sr. In an interview, producer Ritesh Sidhwani denied it being a biopic. He said, “It is not a biopic. It is a completely fictional story but it is set against a real backdrop between 1933-48 India about what the country was, the sports… About hockey. It is not based on any character.”
Among others, the Arjuna Award winner and former Indian national team captain, Sandeep Singh, was signed to train the actors to improve their hockey skills. A lot of the shooting is being done in Yorkshire and the Midlands, England. Director Reema Kagti said “It’s a fictional take on what happened. Also, it is not just the golden victory in 1948 we will be looking at, but it will encompass 12 crucial years in India’s history.” The movie began principal photography on 1 July 2017. On 10 December 2017, Akshay Kumar announced that filming was complete. I
Gold is scheduled to hit the screens on August 15, 2018.
Gold Teaser Trailer: