Teaser of Akshay Kumar's Gold creates history

Updated: Feb 07, 2018, 14:45 IST | mid-day online correspondent

The one-minute-long teaser of 'Gold' has already crossed 15 million views across social media

Akshay Kumar in Gold
Akshay Kumar in Gold

The teaser of Gold has become the first Bollywood teaser to cross 15 million views in less than 24 hours, emerging as the most-watched teaser in 24 hours. In the film, based on India winning the Olympic gold medal in hockey as an independent nation in 1948, Akshay will be seen in a never-seen-before avatar. Akshay Kumar portrays the character of a Hockey Player.

Set in the late 40's the teaser captures the essence of the period perfectly, gripping the audience's attention. 'Gold' marks to be the first association between Akshay Kumar and Excel Entertainment led by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar. The film is to be directed by Reema Kagti and marks the Bollywood debut of actress Mouni Roy opposite Akshay Kumar.

'Gold' is about India's first Olympic medal win as a free nation in the year 1948 at Games of the XIV Olympiad, London. The period film helmed by Reema Kagti has been shot across the UK and India. Staying true to the genre of the film, the film is to release on Independence Day this year. Produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar under the banner name Excel Entertainment, the film is directed by Reema Kagti and will hit the theatres on 15th August 2018.

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