Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar’s upcoming sports drama Gold has already created buzz among the audience. Akshay Kumar, who plays the role of a quirky Bengali, Tapan Das, has revealed the role he is playing in the film.

Gold is based on the story of the first hockey team of Independent India that won a gold medal in the Olympics. While it was earlier speculated that Akshay will be playing the coach of the team, he has now said that’s not what he is in the film.

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Tapan Das portrayed by Akshay Kumar is the manager of the Indian hockey team, and he plays the most important role in forming the team and leading it to the memorable victory. The teaser and trailer gave us glimpses of the determined manager exhorting his team to win free India’s first Gold medal.

Akshay even took to his Twitter account to share the making video of the character, Tapan Das. He tweeted: “My quirkiest character ever! Here’s how we made him”

In the video, Akshay describes the character as unique because of the quirks layered into it. While Akshay Kumar plays the manager, Kunal Kapoor plays the coach of the team. Amit Sadh, Vineet Singh and Sunny Kaushal are seen as players among others.

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Gold starring Akshay Kumar releases this Independence Day being the perfect Independence day release as it marks 70 years of free India’s first gold medal.