Akshay Kumar's Tapan Das in Gold could be based on the man who initiated Olympic movement in India
Gold, the forthcoming sports drama, will see Akshay playing Tapan Das, a hockey team manager who dreams to win a newly-independent India a gold medal — which he eventually ends up getting at the 1948 Olympics.
An Indian Express report recently stated that the Reema Kagti directorial, which is reportedly inspired from true events and real-life characters could be based on the life of Moin-ul-Haq, the man regarded as the one who started the Olympic movement in India.
Moin-ul-Haq was the chef-de-mission of the Indian Olympic contingent when India participated as a free country for the first time at the Olympics in 1948 in London. Moin-ul-Haq identified the potential underlying in the sport despite India reeling under much distress at the time.
A Padma Shri recipient, Moin-Ul-Haq was instrumental in finding and fostering talent, even in people who had never played a sport in their lives, the report said.
Patna, the place where Moin-Ul-Hhaq is originally from, even has a stadium dedicated to him, renamed after his death in 1970.
Gold, which releases on 15 August, also stars Mouni Roy, Kunal Kapoor, Amit Sadh, Vineet Singh among others.
Updated Date: Aug 14, 2018 14:23:04 IST
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