MUMBAI: Akshay Kumar danced with his Gold co-star Mouni Roy at the launch event for the song Naino Se Baandhi.
Considering the fact that Bollywood has thrown spotlight on hockey with films like Chak De India, upcoming Soorma and Gold, Akshay said making such films will give the sport the attention it deserves.
“People should know more about other sports like hockey, kabaddi, football rather than cricket. The audience should know more about hockey, and it should be encouraged.
“People should know what happened in 1948… How we won the first Olympic gold medal in hockey after the independence of India. I think things also have changed because the government is supporting the sport a lot, the number of medals are increasing in the game, so I am happy seeing the encouragement,” Akshay said.
Akshay is playing a Bengali character named Tapan Das who had a dream to win the gold medal in hockey, representing independent India.
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