After being a ‘superman’ in his upcoming release PadMan, the Khiladi Kumar of Bollywood is back to where he belongs, the sets of a movie. The actor has started work on Dharma Productions’ next big project Kesari based on The Battle of Saragarhi.
Akshay took to his Twitter handle to inform his fans about it and even shared his look from the period drama. “Feeling nothing but immense pride and gratitude while sharing this. Beginning my 2018 with #KESARI, my most ambitious film and a lot of passion. Need your best wishes as always,” tweeted Akshay.
The film is based on the true story of the 19th-century battle. Battle Of Sargarhi has a special and proud place in the books of history. Battle Of Sargarhi was an epic fight between 21 soldiers of the 36 Sikh Regiment fought against an army of over 10,000 Afghans and killed more than 600 of them before perishing to enemy bullets. The battle took place 12th September 1897 in Tirah region of North-West Frontier Province, now in Pakistan. Saragarhi was a post that connected British India forts of Lockhart and Gulistan on the border areas of Afghanistan.
India is a land of great history. The Battle of Saragarhi is considered to be one of the greatest last stands in history. Known for getting into the skin of his character, Akshay has donned a turban and a long beard and the intense gaze of his eyes is setting the tone of the period-drama right.
Feeling nothing but immense pride and gratitude while sharing this. Beginning my 2018 with #KESARI, my most ambitious film and a lot of passion. Need your best wishes as always 🙏🏻 @dharmamovies@iAmAzure @SinghAnurag79 pic.twitter.com/NOQ5x7FKRK
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) January 5, 2018
Karan Johar who has joined hands with bankable star Akshay for the project also shared the news about Kesari going on floors today. He tweeted, “Exceptionally excited about #KESARI…the BRAVEST story ever told….we begin our journey today… we seek your love and blessings….@akshaykumar @SinghAnurag79 @iAmAzure @apoorvamehta18.”
Exceptionally excited about #KESARI…the BRAVEST story ever told….we begin our journey today… we seek your love and blessings….@akshaykumar @SinghAnurag79 @iAmAzure @apoorvamehta18 https://t.co/FR2uRyaKWR
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) January 5, 2018
Earlier in 2017, Karan announced his collaboration with Akshay with a poster that divulged details like release date and the director of the movie. He wrote, “Extremely excited to see this exceptional and brave story unfold!!! @akshaykumar #KESARI #holi2019.”
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) October 10, 2017
Akshay Kumar’s transformation for the role surely is the amongst best ones of his career so far and this little glimpse is a big enough proof of that. Co-produced by with Karan Johar and Akshay himself, Kesari is one promising films to look forward to. Apart from Akshay and Mohit, Randeep Hooda and Ajay Devgn are also making films on the same subject.
The awesomeness of this story can be imagined from the very fact that not 1 or 2 but 3 Bollywood stars are gearing up to make their individual films on the topic. It is not a story of fictionalised kings and princes, but of 21 Sikhs of the 36th regiment of the British army (now the 4th battalion of the Sikh regiment of the Indian Army). It is a story of action, bravery, pride and valour. It is the story of those men who refused to give up in the face of adversity and certainty of imminent death.