On 50th birthday,Akshay Kumar treats fans with 'Gold' poster
Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar, who is on a golden run in his film career, turned 50 on Saturday, and treated his fans to a poster of his upcoming film "Gold" on the occasion.
"Every cloud has a silver lining but with your love, my clouds got a lining of gold. As my age turns gold, here's the poster of a film close to my heart," Akshay shared on Twitter along with the poster.
Before launching the poster, Bollywood's Khiladi posted, "2,62,80,000 Minutes, 4,38,000 Hours, 18,250 Days, 2,607 Weeks, 600 Months, 5 decades," marking the time since his birth.
"Gold", backed by Excel Entertainment and directed by Reema Kagti, is about India's first Olympic medal win as a free nation in the year 1948 at the 14th Olympic Games at London. It will release on Independence Day, 2018.
In sync with the theme, the poster features Akshay's side profile caught in a golden circle. It is superimposed on the iconic Olympic rings and "XIV Olympiad London 1948".
The tagline reads: "The Dream That United A Nation", and behind the film's title is a sprawling stadium.
"Gold" marks the first association between Akshay and Excel Entertainment led by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar. It will also introduce actress Mouni Roy into Bollywood.
Hrithik Roshan: Happy birthday Akshay Kumar keep shining. 'Gold' to diamond. All my love.
Kabir Bedi: Happy Birthday, Akshay Kumar! You are one of India's most enduring stars, a truly amazing career! Brilliant! Happy Birthday Akshay Kumar.
Farhan Akhtar: Akshay turns 'Gold' in more ways than one. Happy 50th in advance Akshay Kumar love and best wishes always.
Riteish Deshmukh: Akshay Kumar's birthday party - when we realise there is no cake - because the half centurion is on a diet. Happy birthday Akshay Kumar.
Taapsee Pannu: Everytime I feel tired or feel something is impossible I look up to him and charge through a brick wall Happy birthday Akshay kumar.
Dia Mirza: Happy Birthday! Thank you for investing in such wonderful films. You are gold! Akshay Kumar.
Suniel Shetty: A big thumbs up to the way you are steering your journey Akki, adding life to days and not days to life! A very very happy birthday Akshay Kumar.
Arjun Rampal: Happy birthday Akki. Akshay Kumar have a splendid year. Keep rocking. More power to you. Love happy birthday Akshay Kumar.
Nikkhil Advani: Happy birthday Akshay Kumar. What wishes can you give someone living the dream... More power to you sir... Happy birthday Akshay Kumar.
Ritesh Sidhwani: Happy birthday Akshay Kumar have a super year. Stay blessed and happy. Sending you loads of happiness and love from LA. Akshay turns 'Gold'.
Sajid Khan: 50! Unreal sundi! Wishing the planet's fittest half centurion a very happy birthday. Love you. Happy birthday Akshay kumar.
Raj Kundra: Happy birthday to my fellow Virgo and praaji Akshay Kumar.
Milap Zaveri: Happy birthday Akshay Kumar sir! You are an inspiration and your dedication is something we all should learn from! Have a great day and year!
Maniesh Paul: Happy birthday Akshay Kumar sir... Stay blessed... Loads of love and regards.
Sophie Choudry: My face when Akshay Kumar says "No party for my 50th. I'm snow-boarding instead!" Happy birthday to the fittest, most inspiring man in the business.
Akshay's career spans more than twenty five years and has over a hundred Hindi films including hits "Dhadkan", "Namastey London", "Bhool Bhulaiyaa", "Hera Pheri", "Mujhse Shaadi Karogi", "Garam Masala", "Bhagam Bhag", "Singh Is Kinng", "Housefull", "Rowdy Rathore", "OMG", "Special 26", "Holiday", "Gabbar Is Back", "Airlift", "Rustom", "Jolly LLB 2" and "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha".
He began his acting career in the 1990s and primarily starred in action films and was known for his appearances in films of the "Khiladi" series. Later, he also gained fame for his drama, romantic, comic roles and socially relevant movies.
In 2008, he hosted the show "Fear Factor - Khatron Ke Khiladi". The next year, he founded the Hari Om Entertainment production company. In 2012, he founded another production company called Grazing Goat Pictures. In 2014, Kumar launched TV reality show "Dare 2 Dance".
In 2015, he was ranked 9th in Forbes' first global list of highest paid actors in the world.
In 2001, Akshay married producer-author and entrepreneur Twinkle Khanna, the daughter of actors Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia.