Producer Ritesh Sidhwani: Akshay Kumar’s Gold is not a biopic on any hockey player

It was pleasure to work with him. It is not based on any character,” Sidhwani told PTI in an interview. And our job as producers is to take her to that actor, so we did that. Related News
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Updated: December 17, 2017 10:13 pm

Gold is not a biopic on Balbir Singh, says producer Ritesh Sidhwani. He plays the manager,” he added. Gold is the first sports film to be backed by their banner. “When Reema came to us with the story, it was on her wish list to go to an actor. The film, also featuring Amit Sadh and Mouni Roy in key roles, is set to be released on August 15. Most of the film will be shot on real locations in Mumbai, we are not going to shoot much on the sets,” the producer said. It is for the first time that Excel Entertainment has teamed up with Akshay. I think this is the beginning of many associations,” Sidhwani said. 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. “We have set it in real events so people (often) confuse it with a biopic. It talks about the era in which we achieved Independence and what happened with sports, (primarily) hockey at that time. Sidhwani clarified that his forthcoming film, co-produced by Farhan Akhtar under their production house Excel Entertainment, is a story based on true events, not a biopic. He comes on the sets and is there till you don’t finish the shoot. It is not that he will go and sit in his vanity van or have meetings or talk to people. He is dedicated and focused about his work. The next most-talked about film is Zoya Akhtar-directed Gully Boy, featuring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt.