All that glitters today is definitely 'Gold'Last updated on Aug 12, 2018, 07:22 pm
Akshay Kumar's 'Gold' will release on Independence Day.
However, the filmmakers wished to celebrate free India's first gold medal. The medal was won on August 12, 1948 by the hockey team on British soil.
In honor, different iconic venues across the country would wear the shade of gold.
It is a sign of respect and honor to the victory, and obviously a good promotional stunt.
'Gold' pays respect
Nothing brings a country together like sports
Three days before the release, the film-making team pays homage to India's first gold medal as a free country.
As a mark of respect, iconic venues will take the golden color from 7 pm today.
Some of the venues that will be decked up include- Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai, Statue Circle in Jaipur, and Prinsep Memorial in Kolkata.
Akshay Kumar celebrates sportsmen of gold
Celebrate 70 years of free India's first Gold by knowing how it feels by the history makers themselves. #FeelingOfGold https://t.co/h2YLqbvowz@therealkapildev @16Sreejesh @chetrisunil11 @Abhinav_Bindra @boxervijender @MirzaSania @Pvsindhu1 #DeepakMalik #BalbirSingh @sachin_rt— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) August 12, 2018
Sportsmen react to Akshay's touching video
Akshay shared video #FeelingOfGold starring famous sportsmen like Sachin Tendulkar, PV Sindhu, and Sunil Chhetri.
The video gained a lot of online traction.
Many sports stars re-tweeted the video and added how humbling and proud it was to win a gold for their beloved country.
The film shows in reel life, what these stars said about patriotism in real life.
A little about the movie that's uniting the nation
'Gold' is a historical sports drama that will tell the tale of the Indian hockey team.
Akshay Kumar plays the role of Tapan Das, the man who coached the team to victory.
The film is fully expected to explore the feeling of patriotism immediately after independence.
We hope the film does well.