GOLD : Set in 1948, the historic story of India’s first Olympic medal post their independence
After delivering some commendable hits like ‘Airlift’, ‘Rustom’ and the latest ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’, Bollywood’s Khiladi, Akshay Kumar is currently riding high on his career. The actor also very recently turned 50, marking the golden age of his life. As his age turned gold, he is all geared up with his next movie which is also titled as ‘‘Gold’’ ,which is releasing on 15th August 2018.‘Gold’ is a sports,drama and biopic(Balbir Singh) based film.
The film is basically said to be based on the life of hockey player Balbir Singh who was in the team that won the first Olympic medal for India as a free nation in 1948 at the 14th London Olympiad.
Even after retiring from the field, Balbir Singh didn’t part ways from the national game of the country. He remained associated with the game as a coach and a manager of the Indian Hockey Team. Now, the 92-year-old player lives in Canada with his family.
Mouni Roy’s debut in Gold:
After a successful television career, Mouni Roy is all set for her feature film debut with Gold. Though little is known about her character in the film, we see her dancing her heart out in a saree in the teaser. Talking about how she was signed up for Gold, Mouni said in an interview, “For the longest time, I didn’t know if I would be doing it or not.
Two months after the audition, I got a text from the casting representative saying I was shortlisted. Eventually, it worked out and I was very happy. I am a person of disbelief and confusion and nerves, so good news takes a lot of time to sink in.”
Director: Reema Kagti
Writers: Rajesh Devraj (story), Reema Kagti (story)
Stars: Akshay Kumar, Mouni Roy, Farhan Akhtar, Kiara Advani
Releasing Date: 15th August 2018