Akshay Kumar recently announced his film ‘Gold‘, which is a historical sports drama set in 1948. Now, we hear that the character Akshay going to portray is of a real life hockey player Balbir Singh. Balbir Singh was a part of 1948 Indian hockey team and became captain in 1956. The team won three successive Olympic gold medals from 1948 to 1956.
Even after some exceptional records, Balbir Singh didn’t get a recognition he deserved. We are sure now the whole world will know the greatness of this sportsperson through this movie.
Akshay Kumar has done such historically important films like Airlift and Rustom. Gold is directed by Reema Kagti and is slated to release on 15th August, 2018.