The recently released BTS video of Gold revealed the making of Akshay Kumar’s character Tapan Das. The actor who has undergone a drastic transformation for his role received praises from his co-star Kunal Kapoor.
The behind-the-scenes footage was revealed by the makers which shows the fun and quirky side of the very disciplined and hard-working actor. This sense of physical comedy is what puts the period in the drama. While the rest of the team had to learn to play hockey, Akshay makes up for it by his own ‘quirks and charms’.
Kunal Kapoor, who also plays the coach of the team, explains, “He is a very physical actor. He can fall, do a cartwheel and nothing will happen.” But it does not end on camera. Kapoor adds, “At the end of the day, he can do one more just for fun.”
As Akshay has been an avid sports enthusiast, this part of the character looks easy to imbibe. The actor looks the part as well as he celebrates goals wildly and goofs around with the team.
This fun does not always go well for his co-stars. In the video, Akshay is shown barreling into another senior actor in his enthusiasm, leaving Kagti worried for the veteran’s health.
Gold traces the journey of a man dreaming to win free India’s first Gold in Hockey. The sports drama starring Akshay Kumar takes the audience back in time to witness the struggle of a team to make the nation proud.
Akshay Kumar essays the role of Tapan Das, an assistant manager of a pre-independence hockey team, whose aim is to get a gold medal for the country.
Directed by Reema Kagti, Excel Entertainment’s Gold has been creating quite the buzz ahead of its release.
Starring Akshay Kumar, Mouni Roy, Kunal Kapoor, Amit Sadh, Vineet Singh and Sunny Kaushal, Gold promises power packed performances by an ensemble cast.
India won its first Gold medal as an independent nation at the Olympics on the 12th of August 1948. Celebrating this historic occasion, the makers are all set to release the film on the 15th of August this year.
Gold is produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, helmed by Reema Kagti and is all set to release on the 15th August 2018.
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