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AKSHAY KUMAR’S ‘GOLD’ NOT A BIOPIC ON ANY HOCKEY PLAYER!

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Akshay Kumar who is prepping up for his next venture, Gold post his release Padman which is scheduled to release in January, 2018 is based on hockey. It was being reported that the film is based on the life of hockey player Balbir Singh – played by Akshay – who was a part of the team that won the first Olympic medal for India as a free nation in 1948 but now, the producer of the film, Ritesh Sidhwani clarified that the feature film is 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.

The film, also featuring Amit Sadh and Mouni Roy in key roles, is set to be released on August 15. ‘Gold’ is the first sports film to be backed by their banner. Sidhwani said it will be followed by another sports story, based on the Rio Paralympics silver medallist, Deepa Malik. The project is already in the works.

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