The Khiladi of Bollywood Akshay Kumar is all set to present yet another powerful performance in Gold. The 'PadMan' of Hindi cinema, will next be seen in this sports drama by Reema Kagti. The venture is produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar's Excel Entertainment banner. Today, the makers have unveiled Gold new poster featuring Akshay Kumar caught in a proud moment.
Taking to his Instagram account, Akshay Kumar shared the new Gold poster. The dream that united our nation, The dream that began in 1936, The dream that took 12 years to become a reality. Get ready to witness... #GoldTrailer releasing on the 25th of June”, the caption read.
Recently, Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar’s production banner Excel Entertainment shared another poster on its Twitter Handle, writing, “5th August, 1936- Berlin Olympics. Uss din Tapan Das ko pata chala ki apna desh ghulam ho, toh kaisa lagta hai. #Gold@akshaykumar @FarOutAkhtar @ritesh_sid @kagtireema @Roymouni @kapoorkkunal @TheAmitSadh @ItsVineetSingh @SunnyK0 @SachinJigarLive.
15th August, 1936- Berlin Olympics. Uss din Tapan Das ko pata chala ki apna desh ghulam ho, toh kaisa lagta hai. #Gold@akshaykumar @FarOutAkhtar @ritesh_sid @kagtireema @Roymouni @kapoorkkunal @TheAmitSadh @ItsVineetSingh @SunnyK0 @SachinJigarLive pic.twitter.com/duK6HndIJt— Excel Entertainment (@excelmovies) June 18, 2018
The Reema Kagti-directed film traces the journey of a hockey player in the pre-Independence era, who wants to win Olympic gold for independent India. Sharing the poster of the film, Akshay Kumar tweeted: "Desh banta hai jab sab deshvasiyon ki aankhon mein ek sapna hota hai."
The teaser of Gold, which was unveiled earlier this year, shows the struggle of a Bengali hockey player (as revealed in the trailer) and how he wins the first Olympic medal for the country as a free nation in 1948. Gold is being produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani's Excel Entertainment. Apart from Akshay Kumar, Gold will also star Mouni Roy and Amit Sadh in pivotal roles.
Talking about the film, producer Ritesh Sidhwani had earlier told PTI that Gold is not a biopic but it based on a fictional story "set against a real backdrop". "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."