Akshay essays the role of a Bengali hockey player in the pre-Indian independence era. The Reema Kagti film traces the journey of a player who wants to win an Olympic Gold in hockey for independent India, not British India.
Sharing the English poster, the film’s producer Farhan Akhtar tweeted, “All victories begin with a dream. It fills me with immense joy to present to you the official poster of #Gold, a film that is very close to my heart.” In the new posters, Akshay wears a professional, serious look on his face as he is sports a grey striped suit. The foreground shows the entire team while an angry Akshay is seen pulling the Indian tricolour from his suit.
Talking about the film, producer Ritesh Sidhwani had earlier told PTI, “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.”
Gold also features Amit Sadh and Mouni Roy in key roles and will hit the screens on August 15. It marks the Bollywood debut of TV star Mouni.