Gold become first Bollywood movie released in Saudi Arabia
Akshay Kumar-fronted sports drama Gold has become the first Bollywood film ever to release in Saudi Arabia.
The Reema Kagti-directed film is only the second movie after Rajinikanth’s hit social drama, Kaala, to hit the theatres in the Gulf country.
Akshay took to Twitter to share the news.
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! @excelmovies @ZeeStudiosInt
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) August 30, 2018
In May, Saudi Arabia held a private screening of international cultural phenomenon, Black Panther, to herald the launch of movie theatres, open to the public, in the kingdom. The Akshay Kumar film has achieved both critical as well as commercial success. Gold recently joined the Rs 100 crore club as well.