Bollywood Superstar Akshay Kumar has started shooting for his upcoming Bollywood film Kesari. This film is based on the Battle of Saragarhi of 1897.
Recently Akshay posted an adorable photo with kids from the sets of the film. He wrote, “Innocent smiles galore on set today! Shooting with these lovely children playing Afghani kids in #Kesari based on the Battle Of Saragarhi, one of the bravest battles fought in India.”
As per the first look of the film, Akshay is in turbaned look. Director Anurag Singh’s film is produced by Karan Johar. Parineeti Chopra will join Akshay Kumar as his leading lady.
Kesari film producer Karan Johar tweeted, “Such an exciting journey this film has been…am so excited and proud to be associated with #kesari.”
Earlier Akshay had said, “I’ve started shooting for my film Kesari, where I’m in the heaviest turban and beard I’ve ever had to wear. So I shaved my head to make my life a little easier. I’m known for hating wigs, prosthetics and so on, and Kesari is quite demanding. It’s probably my favourite look, though it’s taxing to fight and sweat in this avatar. But I wouldn’t change it for the world.”
Parineeti’s role in the film Kesari is not much revealed. She had said, “That is a secret but I am very excited and very honoured that I am in Kesari because it is one of the biggest films Dharma Productions is making. I really wanted to work with Akshay sir from a really long time. I think this is the perfect film because he is Punjabi and he feels for the subject that the movie is based on. It’s going to be a mammoth film, so I am very excited to start shooting of Kesari.”
On 9 February 2018, Akshay Kumar’s film Padman released which is superhit. Kesari film will release on Holi 2019.
What is Battle of Saragarhi?
In September 1897, more than 10,000 Afghan tribesmen attacked Saragarhi, North Western Frontier Province. So, Sikh regiment leader Havildar Ishar Singh led his squad though they were outnumbered. Still they fought the battle.
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