‘Rustom’ hero Akshay Kumar is all set to play legendary hockey player Balbir Singh in ‘Gold’. The actor is first time portraying a real life character in his reel life career. With this new venture, the ‘Khiladi 786’ actor will get enlisted in the row of Bollywood celebrities who played the Indian sportsmen and sportswomen in their cinemas.

'Rustom' hero Akshay Kumar to play legendary hockey player Balbir Singh in ‘Gold’
‘Rustom’ hero Akshay Kumar to play legendary hockey player Balbir Singh in ‘Gold’

After Farhan Akhtar romped box office with his superb performance in ‘Bhaag Mlkha Bhaag’ and Priyanka Chopra dominated millions of minds with her perfection in rendering Indian boxer Mery Kom, ‘Airlift’ hero is gearing up to play this crucial character in his next Hindi celluloid which is being directed by Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.

Like Amir Khan is playing the role of Mahawir Singh Phogat, a famous Indian wrestler, in his upcoming Bollywood movie ‘Dangal’ slated to release on 23rd December this year, Akki too will render the role of popular Hockey player in this new film. Totally based on the life journey of Balbir Singh, the shooting of movie is yet to go on the floors.