Akshay Kumar met hockey legend Balbir Singh who was the major impetus behind India’s victory in the 1948 Gold Olympics.

The 50-year-old actor who has been busy promoting Excel Entertainment’s upcoming sports drama Gold, shared a picture on the social media with one of the most celebrated hockey players of India who was part of the team that won India’s first Gold after the Independence.

Akshay Kumar shared a picture with Balbir Singh saying, “Met the living hockey legend Mr. @BalbirSenior who was part of the winning team that brought home the first prestigious Gold for India back in 1948 along with @sudhirchaudhary. Such an inspiration of a man with even more inspiring stories.”

The film Gold is based on the story of a man who dreams to win free India’s first Gold in Hockey and his struggles to form a team to make his dreams true.

The trailer stimulates a sense of patriotism with its heart-tugging trailer. Which was later followed by an IMAX format trailer, showcasing the importance of unity within the team.

India won its first Gold medal as an independent nation at the Olympics on the 12 August 1948.

Produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, this film has been shot across the UK and India.

Starring Akshay Kumar, Mouni Roy, Kunal Kapoor, Amit Sadh, Vineet Singh and Sunny Kaushal, Gold promises power packed performances by an ensemble cast.

Celebrating this historic occassion. Gold will be releasing on 15 August 2018.