Even yet the poster has Akshay Kumar existing in the middlemost with a group of hockey players in the background Reema Kagti’s Gold has no look alike to Shimit Amin’s Shahrukh Khan starrer Chak De India.
Explains Reema,”Only because hockey is the game in the background of my movie it will be compared with Chak De India. But why can’t two movies on precisely the sport that is same co-exist? Ashutosh Gowariker’s Lagaan and Neeraj Pandey’s M. S. Dhoni — The Untold Story are based on cricket. But they are films that are very different. There is room for two films based on a game of hockey as well.”
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) June 23, 2018
Gold is the real story of India winning its first gold medal in the Olympics in 1948. However, only the backdrop is actual. The rest of the episodes woven into the 1948 Olympian victory are fictional. Says Reema,”I was always interested in the fantasy sports movies. I can see them over and over again. And I wanted to lead a sports movie. It wasn’t until my friend the lyricist-writer Ankur Tiwari shared the concept of a movie on an important hockey match which India played at the 1948 Olympics and introduced home India’s first gold medal, which I eventually got down to doing my very own sports film.”
One generation dreamt it, the other achieved it.#GoldTrailer out on 25th June at 10 am.
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— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) June 22, 2018
Reema is prompt to worry the movie, scripted by Rajesh Devraj, isn’t a historical consideration of the actual game. “Mine is a literary take on what occurred. Hockey’s game features prominently in the plot. However, there is also a strong human drama playing in the forefront. And it isn’t only the Olympics success in 1948 we’re looking at. Gold looks at 12 crucial years in India’s history.”
Interestingly Olympian hockey player Sandeep Singh whose lifestyle was filmed to some bio-pic Soorma led by Shaad Ali trained Akshay Kumar to look sufficiently skilled on the hockey field.
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