Akshay Kumar’s tweet about his latest venture couldn’t be more timely when the whole debate about patriotism is brewing in Bollywood circle. The actor on Friday tweeted the poster of his next big movie titled Gold, which is set to release in 2018.
Going by the look of the poster, one can see an Olympic gold medal with the national flag in the background. The story is about the country’s first Olympic medal, as shared by Akshay. “Set in 1948, the historic story of India’s first Olympic medal as a free nation, #GOLD coming to you on 15th August 2018!”, he tweeted.
Nationalism is the flavour of the season. Bollywood may be divided on the lingering debate around the concept of patriotism, in the light of the MNS controversy about banning Pakistani artistes in Bollywood. While some have given their opinion, many others have denied commenting or taking any side on the whole issue. Akshay, however, seems to have no problem, given that he is the current favourite when it is about a modern take on patriotism in Indian films. He has done some back-to-back movies that have filled his fans with the sentiments of patriotism and courage, like Airlift, Rustom and Baby.
Meanwhile, Akshay Kumar, who is known in the industry for his benevolent nature and social service has offered help to Ravi Shrivastava, the ailing producer of his first film. According to reports, the aged producer is suffering from kidney failure and needs a transplant.
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) October 21, 2016
Shrivastava was the first producer who offered the movie Dwarpaal to Akshay during his days of struggle, but the movie was shelved for unknown reasons. Later, it was Shrivastava who helped Akshay land his debut movie Saugandh in 1991.
Once a known name among the actors, Shrivastava now lives in a state of utter poverty. He is left with no one at home to take care of him as his wife is no more and his daughter is married.