Akshay Kumar has impressed everyone with the films he has signed. Last year he announced that he will be starring in Reema Kagti’s Gold which will be released in 2018. The movie will be produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani’s Excel Entertainment.
Gold revolves around the life and times of Balbir Singh, who was a celebrated hockey player who helped India win three medals in the year 1948, 1952 and 1956 Olympics.
He is also working with off-beat (read not top commercial) actresses. AfterAirlift with Nimrat Kaur, Taapsee Pannu in Baby and now Padman with Radhika Apte, he might pair up with Swara Bhaskar. The team was scouting for a powerful actress to essay the main lead opposite the Khiladi. Says a source, “The team was looking for someone with acting prowess. After considering a few names, they chose Swara Bhaskar. They have approached her and she will soon sit for a narration and decide.”
If this works out well, this will be Swara’s first film as a lead opposite an A-list actor. Previously, she played Salman Khan’s sister in Prem Ratan Dhan Payo. Our khabri adds, “Swara’s last film Nil Battey Sannata did well critically and commercially, the makers feel she’s got the perfect mix for a film like Gold.”
The movie is set to be an Independence Day release and will hit the screens on August 15, 2018.
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