Makers of Akshay Kumar’s ‘Gold’ recreated 1948’s iconic Olympic stadium for a scene
Makers of Akshay Kumar’s historical sports drama ‘Gold’ have recreated the iconic Olympic stadium of 1948 for a scene in the film. The team shot all their match sequences at Odsell Stadium built on the same model as the Wembley Stadium, which was where India won its first Olympic gold as a free nation.
Interestingly in order to bring authenticity, the makers have gone an extra mile by depicting the exact stadium where 1948’s Olympic Games where held. Helmed by Reema Kagti, the film showcases the dream of Tapan Das played by Akshay Kumar, who wishes to win India’s first gold medal in hockey as an independent nation. He coaches the team for the 1948 Olympics in London, inspiring the athletes to make a mark against the British on their own turf. Subsequently, India won the gold medal on August 12, 1948.
Going in sync with the film’s backdrop, the makers have left no stone unturned in recreating the entire stadium. The film has been shot across the UK and India, capturing the fascinating aspects of the pre-independent era. ‘Gold’ not only marks the first ever association between Akshay Kumar and Excel Entertainment led by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar but also is the debut of TV sensation Mouni Roy.
Also starring Kunal Kapoor, Amit Sadh, Vineet Singh and Sunny Kaushal in significant roles, ‘Gold’ promises power packed performances by its terrific ensemble cast. Produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, ‘Gold’ is all set to release on August 15, 2018.