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Akshay Kumar and Mouni Roy, who is making her Bollywood debut with Gold, danced to the new song Naino Se Baandhi at a promotional event. Watch videos.Updated: Jul 07, 2018 09:35 IST
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.
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"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.
"I worked closely with our dialect coach. I have stayed in Kolkata for two years which actually helped me to play the character, its body language etc. I tried to speak with a Bengali accent... (but) I tried not to make it a caricature," he said.
"I hope after this film, hockey gets the respect that it commands. It is an important game that gave our country the first ever gold medal after independence. So I hope things change after our film," Akshay said.
The actor was present along with the cast and crew of the film including Kunal Kapoor, Amit Sadh, Vineet Kumar Singh, Mouni Roy, Sunny Kaushal, music composers Sachin-Jigar and director Reema Kagti.
Gold is releasing on August 15.
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