Akshay Kumar, the Indian actor is currently busy promoting his upcoming movie ‘Gold’ across the nation. Recently we have seen a shift in Akshay’s filmography arc towards more meaningful and real-life cinema. And his next ‘Gold’ is also one such movie. It is a historical sports drama drawing inspiration from real events and India’s first ever Olympic gold win in 1948. The movie stars Kunal Kapoor, Mouni Roy, and Amit Sadh in pivotal roles.
At a recent promotional event for ‘Gold’, Akshay told the press that he believes in promoting sports in India. He talked about how important it is to bring sports and sportsmen to the forefront and applaud all their hard work.
Apparently, Akshay Kumar wants to make a biopic on India’s ‘flying angel’ Hima Das. She is the track runner who has recently won a gold for sprinting at the world level.
Hima has created history and has done India proud. NDTV reported the actor as saying the following:
“I would like to make a biopic on Hima Das because she is a track runner. I think it was a very rare feat to achieve because somebody who comes from interiors of India and wins gold medal in track (running) event was really incredible.”
Given that biopics are on the rise, someone asked Akshay Kumar about a biopic on his own life. The actor straightforwardly rejected the idea and said many other real-life heroes deserve a biopic more than him. This is what a media daily reported him as saying:
“I would never ever make a biopic on myself and I will never write a book on myself. There are so many amazing stories in history, like Tapan Das (his character in Gold), Arunachalam Muruganantham on whose life Padman was based, who have steered India in a positive direction. I would be a fool to make a biopic on myself. I’d never even think of it, it will be a shallow thing to do for myself. I want to make biopic on real heroes and not reel heroes.”
Who wouldn’t applaud Akshay’s honest opinion and passion for making a difference in the world, one real-life story at a time?