Gold Becomes The First Bollywood Film To Release In Saudi Arabia

Akshay Kumar starrer Gold has also become the first ever Bollywood film to have released in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

An “excited” Akshay tweeted on Thursday night: “The story of India’s first Gold medal victory for the first time in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Happy to share, ‘Gold’ is the first ever Bollywood movie to release in the Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia, in cinemas from today!”

Gold is the fictional re-telling of India’s iconic win at the 1948 London Olympics. Also featuring Mouni Roy, Amit Sadh, Kunal Kapoor and Vineet Kumar Singh, the film released on August 15.

For those who don’t know, until earlier this year Saudi Arabia had a 35-year-old ban on film releases. The last time a film had released in this country was back in 1983. The country finally lifted the ban in April after which the Hollywood blockbuster, Marvel Studio’s Black Panther was released in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Earlier, an emoji was launched as a part of marketing campaign on Twitter. Emoji appeared next to the hashtag in the Tweet and was inspired by India’s first Olympic gold medal. The emoji usage was active till August 16.

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