Viewers have long been waiting for Akshay Kumar starrer film Gold, Mouni Roy a TV actress is been cast opposite to Akshay. Mouni Roy is debuting in Bollywood with Gold. It was said for a long time that Akshay Kumar’s Gold is based on a biopic based on the life of former hockey player Balbir Singh.
But now the shocking disclosure was made by, Producer Ritesh Sidhwani said, the Akshay Kumar-starrer ‘Gold‘ is not a biopic on former hockey player Balbir Singh. Balbir Singh who was a part of the team that won the first Olympic medal for India as a free nation in 1948.
Sidhwani clarified that his forthcoming film, co-produced by Farhan Akhta, is a story based on true events, not a biopic.
“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,” Sidhwani told in an interview.
“We have set it in real events so people (often) confuse it with a biopic. It talks about the era in which we achieved Independence and what happened with sports, (primarily) hockey at that time. It is not about a particular character and Akshay is not even playing (hockey in the film). He plays the manager,” he added.
Sidhwani said it was director of the film, Reema Kagti, who chose the National Award-winning actor for ‘Gold’.
“When Reema came to us with the story, it was on her wish list to go to an actor. And our job as producers is to take her to that actor, so we did that. Akshay Kumar was her choice,” he said.
He is the most professional actor. He is dedicated and focused on his work. He comes on the sets and is there till you don’t finish the shoot. It is not that he will go and sit in his vanity van or have meetings or talk to people.
“He is a terrific person. It was a pleasure to work with him. I think this is the beginning of many associations,” Sidhwani said.
Source- Times of India