Akshay Kumar in getting into the shoes of Balbir Singh Sr.!!
After Jolly LLB 2, Akshay Kumar is quite busy with his upcoming projects like 2.0, Toilet – Ek Prem Katha and crack, but the list didn’t ends here. Now, he is gearing up for another patriotic film, which is coming under the title, Gold.
Gold is an upcoming Indian, biopic, sports period film, which tell us the story of first gold medal win of independent Indian at the Olympics.
It is coming under the banner of Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar’s production house, Excel Entertainment and Eros International. This movie will be the first collaboration of Akshay Kumar with Excel Entertainment.
Reema Kagti not only penned its script but also sit on the director’s chair, as the director of Gold. After Talaash and Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd., Gold will be the third project of Reema’s directing career.
While in an interview, Reema told that how she got idea to make movie on India’s first gold medal at Olympic. She told that, “She always been interested in sports films and can watch them over and over again and she also wants to make a sports movie. One day her friend Ankur Tiwari shared this idea and finally she able to make her own sport period movie” she also told that “this is not just about hockey, there is a very strong dramatic story behind this.”
Nandini Shrikent did the casting of the movie.
Gold Star Cast
Akshay Kumar is playing the lead role of great Hockey player of Indian history, Balbir Singh Sr.
Currently, Akshay Kumar is at the peak of his career that’s why every second director of Bollywood wants to cast him in their movies. Since 2014, he made his special place in audience heart by doing different work from his league. From last few years he was working on basically Patriotic, satirical, meaning-ful movies from Holiday to Rustom, which drastically boost up his career.
Other than patriotic movies, he is very fit that’s why, sporting role suits very much on him. So, Akshay Kumar is a best choice for the lead character because he has good physic to get into the shoes of Balbir Singh and his patriotic image among the audiences, definitely increase the business of this film.
Rest of the main star cast of Gold are as follows:
- Kiara Advani
- Farhan Akhtar
- Kunal Kapoor
- Prem Khan and many more.
As we already mentioned above that, gold is a sport period movie, which is set in 1948. Gold will tell us the story of Indian first (as a free nation) Olympic Gold medal in Hockey.
This movie will show the hard-work of Indian Hockey team lead by Balbir singh in 1948. In 1948 Olympics, India defeated the British team by 4-0 and won the country’s first gold medal after independence.
At 1948 London Olympics, Indian won his fourth consecutive Gold medal in Hockey Olympics and it was also the first Olympic gold medal as a free nation.
At a glance on Balbir Singh’s Journey from Hockey ground to Royal Opera House.
Balbir Singh was a member of three Olympic gold medal winning teams, in which two times (1948 at London Olympics and in 1956 at Melbourne) he served as the Captain of his team and one time (in 1952 at Helsinki) as vice-captain of Indian Hockey team at Olympics.
He is best known as Balbir Singh Senior, so that people will not confuse between other Indian hockey players with the same name, Balbir Singh.
After his retirement he become the chief coach of Indian team and was hourned in the Olympic Museum exhibition, “The Olympic Journey: The story of the Games”, which was held at Royal Opera House.
Gold Release Date
Akshay Kumar himself posted the official poster of the movie on his twitter handle and tell about its release date. He tweeted, “set in 1948, the historic story of India’s first Olympic medal as a free nation, #GOLD coming to you on 15th August, 2018!”
After releasing Rustom in 2016’s Independence week and has slated his next patriotic movie, Crack, for 2017’s independence week. Once again, he is releasing his movie on Independence day of Indian, it will be quite exciting to watch the historic story of Indian on its Independence day (August 15) next year.
So, friends are you excite for this epic movie? feel free to share your thoughts using comment box below.