- "Wonderful, inspiring film. Thank you, Akshay Kumar," he wrote
- Gold traces the journey of India's first gold medal in 1948 Olympics
- Akshay plays the role of a hockey coach Tapan Das
An early review of Akshay Kumar’s much-anticipated film Gold was posted by cricketer Virender Sehwag, who appeared to have watched the film over the weekend. Sehwag shared a picture of himself with wife Aarti and their sons, along with Gold star Akshay and wrote, “Totally sold on watching Gold. Wonderful, inspiring film. Thank you, Akshay Kumar.” In Gold, Akshay plays the role of a hockey coach Tapan Das, who trains team India to win its first gold medal as a free nation at 1948 Summer Olympics. Akshay and team Gold had reportedly screened the film for legendary hockey player Balbir Singh in Delhi on Sunday.
Here’s Virender Sehwag’s review of Akshay Kumar’s Gold.
August 12 (Sunday) marked the 70th anniversary of Independent India’s first gold medal, which was won at the 1948 Olympics. Akshay shared a special video on social media to celebrate 70 years of the iconic moment. “Celebrate 70 years of free India’s first Gold by knowing how it feels by the history makers themselves,” he tweeted. The video features prominent sports personalities like Balbir Singh, Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar, Abhinav Bindra and Sunil Chhetri.
Take a look.
Gold, directed by Reema Kagti, also stars Mouni Roy (her debut film), Kunal Kapoor, Vineet Kumar Singh, Amit Sadh and Sunny Kaushal. The film has extensively been shot in UK and India.
Gold releases this Independence Day, August 15. The film is produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani's Excel Entertainment.
Gold opens in theatres along with John Abraham's Satyameva Jayate.