Akshay Kumar says senseless to compare 'Gold' with 'Chak De! India'
Led by Shah Rukh Khan, the 2007 sports film was a fictional story about the Indian women's national field-hockey team, which was inspired by the squad's win at the 2002 Commonwealth Games.
Akshay Kumar, whose next "Gold" is based on true events about India winning its first Olympic gold medal in hockey as a free nation, believes it is "frivolous" to compare the film with "Chak De! India".
"Everything will be a competition. For me, it is all about doing a good film. 'Chak De...' was a different story, 'Gold' is different. It is frivolous to even think like that
The actor said he was initially unaware about the story of "Gold" but was bowled over when Kagti narrated the film.
"Reema is a tough master, she handled the sports thing very well. I salute her. It is commendable. It is a tough film to handle as you are taking the audience to the time period of 1936, then 1947 and 1948, she had to do so much homework. To make a film in that era is a very difficult job," he added.
Talking about his character, the actor said, "He is a controversial guy. He is a drunk and a cheater. But within a year, he brought 11 people together, made a team and went for the Olympics, won the gold medal. I felt this story was unbelievable and needed to be told."
"Gold" is set to face off with "Satyameva Jayate" on August 15.
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