MUMBAI— The one-minute-long teaser of “Gold” re-creates the golden victory of independent India in hockey in 1948 at the XIV Olympiad, and has already crossed 15 million views across social media. The teaser of the much-awaited sports drama has become the first to cross 15 million views in less than 24 hours, emerging as the most-watched teaser in a day.
Akshay Kumar portrays the character of the champion hockey player. While India had been winning gold medals playing for the British, this man dreamt of winning the Gold for India. Set in the late 1940s, the film captures the essence of the period and is the first association between Kumar and Excel Entertainment led by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar. The film is directed by Reema Kagti and marks the debut of television actress Mouni Roy opposite Kumar. Sachin-Jigar score lyrics by Javed Akhtar.
Staying true to the genre, the film, shot in UK and India, will release on Aug. 15.
Watch the teaser of "Gold" here.