Here’s how Hockey helped Udaybir Sandhu get a role in Gold!

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Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Gold’ is one of the much-awaited films of the year. Well, the trailer of the film has already created a huge buzz among the audience.

Here's how Hockey helped Udaybir Sandhu get a role in Gold! 1

The film also marks the bollywood debut of a real-life hockey player Udaybir Sandhu. While talking about his role, he said his love for sports helped him get a role in Akshay Kumar starrer.

Born in Taran, Taran a small district in Amritsar, Udaybir was always into sports while growing up. He used to play football before he switched to hockey.

“I was in Cape Town for a modelling assignment for three months when I got a call to audition for an important part in the film as the casting team knew I was a hockey player,” Udaybir said in a statement.

“I went for the audition and after a few days they gave me the part mostly because I didn’t have to learn hockey like most of the other actors as I was naturally good at it,” he added.

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Udaybir has been a fan of Akshay, and is glad that he got an opportunity to work with the actor in his first film. “Akshay Kumar is a superstar not only on the screen but also off-screen. I have been following Akshay since my childhood. I made sure I didn’t make any mistakes while acting along with him during the scenes.”

Meanwhile, Gold  is said to be based on the life of Balbir Singh. For those of you who don’t know, Balbir is the man who led to India’s victory in hockey at the 1948 London Olympics, and it was India’s first gold medal after the independence.

The film also stars Kunal Kapoor, Amit Sadh and Sunny Kaushal in pivotal roles.

“Gold” marks the first association between Akshay and Excel Entertainment led by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar.

Written and directed by Reema Kagti, the film will hit the big screens on August 15.

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