Akshay Kumar, whose next Gold is based on true events about India winning its first Olympic gold medal in hockey as a free nation, believes it is “frivolous” to compare the film with Chak De! India.
“Everything will be a competition. For me, it is all about doing a good film. Chak De… was a different story, Gold is different. It is frivolous to even think like that or competing with that film. Don’t compare it, it is all different,” Akshay said.
Gold, directed by Reema Kagti, traces the journey of Tapan Das (played by Akshay) an assistant manager, who dreams to get a gold medal for the then newly-independent India. he actor said he was initially unaware about the story of Gold but was bowled over when Kagti narrated the film.
The film marks Mouni Roy’s feature film debut. Gold is set to face off with Satyameva Jayate on August 15.