- "Excited to collaborate with Reema Kagti and Akshay Kumar," said Kunal
- Earlier, reports suggested that Swara had been cast opposite Akshay
- "Reports that I'm playing Akshay's wife in Gold not true," said Swara
So excited to collaborate with Excel, Reema Kagti and one of my fav actors Akshay Kumar, on this wonderful script. https://t.co/7x5qPS00LH— kunal kapoor (@kapoorkkunal) March 23, 2017
A source associated with the film told times of india : "The actor will be training for five-six months before he begins shooting so that he can pull off the part of a professional hockey player. The film is expected to go on floors by July or August this year."
Earlier, reports suggested that Swara Bhaskar had been cast opposite Akshay Kumar in the film. However, the 28-year-old actress refuted the reports on Twitter. The Raanjhanaa actress wrote: "That's right! While I'm a fan of Akshay sir and love Reema Kagti's films, but reports that I'm playing his wife in the film Gold not true." She also added: "Nope. Not true. But he was my first Bollywood crush and his was the only poster in my room through my teen years."
Nope. Not true :) But he was my first Bollywood crush and his was the only poster In my room thru my teen years.. https://t.co/FboiVM4ucp— Anaarkali Aarahwaali (@ReallySwara) March 21, 2017
Kunal Kapoor was last seen in the 2016 film Veeram, directed by Chandu Chekavar. The film is an adaptation of William Shakespeare's play Macbeth and is the fifth installment in Jayaraj's Navarasa series of films. Veeram, which released on February 24, clashed with Rangoon starring Kangana Ranaut, Shahid Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan at the box office.