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After the success of Rustom, Akshay Kumar revealed yet another movie based on a real-life story, Gold. The actor took to Twitter to share the poster of Gold, which is set to release in 2018 on Independence Day. “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.
Now the speculations are pouring in about his character in the movie. It is being speculated that Khiladi Kumar will be seen in the role of a real life hockey player Balbir Singh in the sports biopic.
Balbir Singh was a part of the Indian hockey team in 1948, he was vice-captain of the squad in 1952 and was made captain in 1956. The team won three successive gold medals in Olympics. But, even after having some unbeaten records written in his name, the legendary player never got the recognition he deserved.
Even after retiring from the field, Balbir Singh didn’t part ways from the national game of the country. He remained associated with the game as a coach and a manager of the Indian Hockey Team. Now, the 92-year-old player lives in Canada with his family.
This is not for the first time that Akshay has been a part of a historically significant movie. Earlier, he featured in movies such as Rustom, Airlift and Special 26, all of which had some or the other association with India’s past.