The Khiladi Kumar of Bollywood, Akshay Kumar is all set to portray the character of legendary player Balbir Singh in his upcoming biopic Gold.
The biographical sports drama will highlight Balbir Singh’s life and his highs and lows.
Gold will have the journey of India – winning the 1st Olympic gold medal as an Independent nation in 1948. Balbir Singh was the hero of this event, as he scored hat-trick goals against Argentina and 2 goals against Great Britain in the finals.
The film is currently in the pre-production stage and will go on floors in the second half of 2017. It will be produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani under the banner of Excel Entertainment and will be directed by Reema Kagti, who previously helmed Talaash and Honeymoon Travels Ltd.
It is set to hit the screens on 15th August, 2018.