Farid Kamil sheds 20kg to play badminton icon Rashid Sidek
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Farid Kamil sheds 20kg to play badminton icon Rashid Sidek

Faid seen here with Datuk Dr. Misbun Sidek
Faid seen here with Datuk Dr. Misbun Sidek

7 Aug –After successfully playing Malaysian politician and Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Farid Kamil's next challenge is playing the role of badminton hero, Datuk Rashid Sidek.

The actor, who is part of the upcoming movie, "Gold", which will be released next year, stated that he had to shed 20kg off his weight to look like the athlete.

"I had to train a lot just to master his movements. For me, that is hard. In addition, I even had to reduce my weight from 80kg to 60kg. That took me two whole months," he said.

 The movie revolves around Paralympic athlete Cheah Liek Hou
The movie revolves around Paralympic athlete Cheah Liek Hou
At the same time, Farid is thankful to Rashid, as well as Rashid's fellow siblings and badminton champs, Datuk Dr. Misbun and Datuk Seri Jalani Sidek.

"I am honoured to be able to portray Rashid in the movie. It is an honour to meet them and play a game with one of them," he added.

"Gold", directed by Adrian Teh ("Paskal"), revolves around Paralympic badminton champion, Cheah Liek Hou, who was triumphant in the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, after being trained by Rashid.

The movie also stars Jack Tan ("Abang Adik"), and Wan Raja as Misbun Sidek. The movie is set for a 2024 release.
Rashid trained Cheah Liek Hou into a Paralympic gold medalist
Rashid trained Cheah Liek Hou into a Paralympic gold medalist


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Remp-It 2 (Malay) (24 Nov 2022)
Sumpahan Syaitan (Malay) (02 Mar 2023)
Gold (Malay / Chinese) (04 Jul 2024)

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