In the first teaser for Gold, Reema Kagti’s upcoming sports drama set in 1946 in British India, Akshay Kumar’s character describes himself as a “crazy Bengali” who is madly in love with two things: hockey and India. He also declares that he is the only man who can put together a team of hockey players that will win for newly independent India its first gold medal at the Olympics. “I promise,” he says.
Produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani, Gold will be released on August 15. The cast includes Amit Sadh, Mouni Roy, Kunaal Kapoor and Vineet Kumar Singh. Music duo Sachin-Jigar have composed the soundtrack.