Also seen as a hockey player in the film there is Vikrant Koul, who has already been part of films like "Mardaani" and "Fan". In the film, Vikrant essays the role of Shakur Akhtar, the only Muslim player in the hockey team of India.
Speaking to a newspaper after the film's release, Vikrant said that he was delighted to be part of "Gold", as did many lifelong friends on the set of the film. Spending time with one another – whether it's training with a hockey or appearing to test the look – made the job even more fun, he noted.
However, the "colleague" who most impressed Vikrant is none other than Akshay. Speaking with the publication, the young actor said that Akshay is not only a great actor, but also spreads positive energy and keeps everyone active. He remembered how he would always play games between one and the other, and how he made sure there was never a dull moment on set. Vikrant said that the most impressive thing about Akshay is that he has no stellate airs.