Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, who was last seen in the Rajinikanth starrer 2.0, has released a new still from his upcoming film Kesari on the occasion of Lohri. Kesari, which is based on the Battle of Saragarhi, also features Parineeti Chopra in a pivotal role. The battle was fought between the British Indian Army that consisted of 21 Sikh Soldiers and Afghan Orakzai Tribesmen in North-West Frontier Province.
Taking to his Instagram account, Akshay Kumar shared Kesari new still with a caption that read, “Dushman de saahmne jad tak soormeyaan diyaan hikkaan tanndiyaan rehangiyaan, Iss dharti te lohriyaan manndiyaan rehangiyaan!! 36th Sikh Regiment di Saragarhi tukdi vallon sabnu Lohri diyaan bahut bahut vadhaayian!”.
Recently, Parineeti Chopra posed with Akshay Kumar and shared her look for Kesari.
Anytime I watched a war movie, it was the love story of those brave men that kept me going..so proud to be a part of this epic experience!!! Thank you Akshay sir, Kjo & Anurag sir for allowing me to be a part of your vision. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/VTkzFwPA7c— Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) December 17, 2018
The earlier Kesari posters have Akshay Kumar leading the pack of turbaned Sikhs in uniforms, ready to rip apart the opponents.
On the occasion of #SaragarhiDay this year, याद रखो #Kesari का रंग और उसकी शान!@karanjohar @apoorvamehta18 @akshaykumar @ParineetiChopra @SinghAnurag79 @SunirKheterpal #CapeOfGoodFilms @iAmAzure @ZeeStudios_ pic.twitter.com/25hf4OJ73K— Dharma Productions (@DharmaMovies) September 12, 2018
Akshay Kumar also shared a picture earlier from the sets in which he was clicked with kids. He captioned the image as, “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”
Akshay Kumar is playing the role of Havildar Ishwar Singh in the film, who led the Sikhs in the fight. The films required Kumar to do a number of action scenes which are being coordinated by stunt coordinator Lawrence Woodward of the Oscar-winning Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) fame.
“I have been shooting for ‘Kesari’ since the last one and a half months, and every time that I wear the taaj (turban) on my head, I am filled with pride,” Akshay Kumar talked about his role in Kesari, earlier.
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