Akshay Kumar’s ‘Gold’ to release in China on 13 Dec

MUMBAI: Zee Studios International is all set to release Akshay Kumar-starrer ‘Gold’ in China on 13th December. ‘Gold’ marks Zee Studios International’s fifth release in China after having successfully released films ‘Secret Superstar’, ‘Hindi Medium’, ‘Mom’ and ‘Beyond The Clouds’. A period drama, set against the backdrop of the 1948 Summer Olympics, ‘Gold’ traces the incidents of India winning its first gold medal in hockey.

Directed by Reema Kagti and produced by Farhan Akhtar and RiteshSidhwani’s Excel Entertainment, Gold becomes Excel’s first outing whileAkshay’s fourth outing in China after Toilet: Ek prem Katha, Padmanand 2.0.

Zee Entertainment head global syndication, international film distribution Vibha Chopra said, “Sports is one of the most successful genres in cinema and GOLD is a rare gem that won millions of hearts on its theatrical release. The film that boasts of a powerful narrative and solid performances is now set to unravel the epic tale of Indian victory in China! It marks our fifth outing in China after the stupendous success of ‘Secret Superstar’, ‘Hindi Medium’, ‘MOM’ and ‘Beyond The Clouds’ and it will be the third release this year after ‘MOM’ and ‘Beyond The Clouds’. With Gold, we are excited to see how the diaspora reacts to a title that was appreciated globally.”

Excel Entertainment producer Ritesh Sidhwani said, “Gold is very close to our hearts and is our very first film to release in China! With Gold, not only did we collaborate with Akshay Kumar for the first time but we also forayed into the genre of sports. As filmmakers, we strongly believe that a compelling narrative like Gold should not be restricted to borders and we are truly grateful to Zee Studios International for giving this film the recognition it deserves. We are extremely excited that the film is reaching a larger audience base as ZSI is leaving no stone unturned in ensuring global viewership. Like its theatrical release, we are confident that Gold will hit the right chord with audiences in China and score big at the Box Office.”

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