Mouni Roy who got fame after the TV series Nagin has finally got her first Bollywood break opposite Akshay Kumar in the movie ‘Gold’. The producers of the film are Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani. The film’s release date is close to the Independence Day 2018. The story revolves around India’s first gold medal as a free nation in Olympics 1948 for the national sport-hockey’. Basically, it is a male dominated movie but Mouni’s role will be significant enough. She would have to shoot for around 20-25 days sharing the screen with Akshay Kumar.
More about the movie
Akshay Kumar will be playing the role of Balbir Singh showcasing the character’s ups and downs extensively in the movie with 12 important years of India’s history. Balbir Singh was the major reason behind India’s first gold medal. In one of the matches of that series, Balbir Singh scored a hat-trick of goals against Argentina. Scripted by Rajesh Devraj, the movie will express a new Avtar of Mouni Roy set back in old times of 1948.
At present, Akshay Kumar is busy in the promotion of his film ‘Toilet- Ek Prem Katha’ featuring Bhumi Pednekar, the fame of ‘Dum Lagake Haisha’. It would be spreading a wonderful social message regarding outdoor defecation and the problems it can cause. Its release date is 11th August. His next movie would be ‘Padman’ opposite Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte directed by R Balki.
It would be a great opportunity for Mouni to prove her acting abilities as the role is poles apart from her previous ones on the small screen like ‘Sati in Devon ke Dev Mahadev’, Shivaya and Shivangi Ritik Singh in the ‘Naagin’ series and Meera in ‘Junoon – Aisi Nafrat Toh Kaisa Ishq’. The trained Kathak dancer was also a finalist in the dance show Jhalak Dikhhla ja in 2014. In 2016 she gave a special appearance in the song “Nachna Aaonda Nahin” in the movie Tum Bin 2. After the completion of her last shoot for ‘Naagin2,’ Mouni Roy at present is enjoying her much needed holiday break in Chicago. Her stunning Instagram pictures are showing her major vacation goals. The third season of Naagin will be airing on television around November.
Mouni was believed to be launched in Bollywood by none other than Salman Khan. However, her first film would be against Akshay Kumar. Many actors and actress of big screen budded from the small screen like the great SRK and Raabta fame Sushant Singh. They acquired name and fame in Bollywood. Let’s hope this young and dynamic gal shows her talent on the big screen. It is a whole new ball game more competitive than ever for this new actress.
In this age of cricket fans and biopics of cricketers, the movie will surely make us remember the glory of our National Sports Hockey!