Mouni Roy is gearing up for her Bollywood debut. She’ll be seen alongside Akshay Kumar in ‘Gold’. Recently, there were reports doing rounds that Salman Khan is the one who recommended Mouni to Akshay for the film directed by Reema Kagti. And for a minute there were many who even believed it because Mouni’s bond with Salman is something that is clearly known to all. Numerous times she has shared screen space with the handsome hunk while doing TV shows. But now Ritesh Sidhwani has rubbished all the rumours of Mouni being recommended by the 51-year-old superstar for ‘Gold’. Also Read - Pathan: Salman Khan Joins Shah Rukh Khan For Shoot of Action-Thriller Film At YRF Studios

At the success bash of web series Inside Edge Ritesh Sidhwani (producer of ‘Gold’) said, “To be honest, nobody recommended her. She is talented… It’s like taking away someone’s talent by saying that somebody recommended her. She was actually auditioned for that part and she gave a fantastic audition. We all — Farhan (Akhtar), Reema (Kagti) and everyone watched the audition and we chose her. So, just like all others, she was actually auditioned and after that, she got the part. It was not based on recommendations.” This post has been by Mouni Roy on Instagram. Also Read - Bigg Boss 14 Star Rakhi Sawant Begins Her Mom's Cancer Treatment, Thanks 'God Brother' Salman Khan

Talking about Mouni Roy’s avatar in the film, fans couldn’t stop gushing seeing her Bengali-retro look for ‘Gold’. The team is currently in London shooting for the film. Post the London schedule, the cast and crew will head to Punjab in September. ‘Gold’ is based on the life of hockey player Balbir Singh, the character that’ll be played by Akshay Kumar. The movie also stars Amit Sadh and Kunal Kapoor in key roles. For more updates, stay tuned to India.com.