MUMBAI: Akshay Kumar starer Gold, is based on true events about India winning its first Olympic gold medal in hockey as a free nation, believes it is “frivolous” to compare the film with Chak De! India. Led by Shah Rukh Khan, the 2007 sports film was a fictional story about the Indian women’s national field-hockey team, which was inspired by the squad’s win at the 2002 Commonwealth Games.
“Everything will be a competition. For me, it is all about doing a good film. Chak De… was a different story, Gold is different. It is frivolous to even think like that or competing with that film. Don’t compare it, it is all different,” Akshay said in an interview.
Gold, directed by Reema Kagti, traces the journey of Tapan Das (played by Akshay) an assistant manager, who dreams to get a gold medal for the then newly-independent India.
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