Akshay Kumar’s much-awaited historical drama Kesari is finally out in cinemas. The Anurag Singh directorial narrates the tale of the legendary battle of Saragarhi that took place in 1897. On September 12, 1897, 21 soldiers of the Sikh regiment of the British Indian Army fought against 10,000 Afghan invaders to safeguard the pride and honour of their country.
In the movie, Akshay Kumar will be seen leading the 21 men as Havildar Ishar Singh and Parineeti Chopra plays his wife. Expressing his excitement of returning to the genre of action films, the actor, in a making video of the film, said, “I have had one of the best times doing the action sequences for Kesari because they were so raw. It was completely out of the world. The very premise of the film is something which swells my chest with pride.”
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Kesari has been bankrolled by Karan Johar, Aruna Bhatia, Hiroo Johar, Sunir Kheterpal and Apoorva Mehta. Being released on the festive holiday of Holi, it is expected to rewrite some box office records.
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Kesari director Anurag Singh had revealed that he sourced books that were written by the Britishers, their biographies and an account of that era when Afghani invaders tried to enter India to ensure an authentic portrayal of the historical battle on the silver screen.