Akshay Kumar has had a good run in 2018 so far with PadMan and Gold. With the teaser of his first Tamil film 2.0 releasing on Thursday, things are certainly looking up for Bollywood’s Khiladi Kumar. But it looks like the good times will continue for Akshay in 2019 as well as he recently shared the first poster of his upcoming film Kesari.
Kesari is an upcoming period film based on the Battle of Saragarhi where 21 Sikhs fought against 10,000 Afghans in 1897. Akshay plays the role of Havildar Ishar Singh in the film. The film also stars Parineeti Chopra.
Akshay Kumar tweeted, “On #SaragarhiDay, here’s the first look of #KESARI – our humble tribute to the martyrs of Saragarhi! ‘Aaj meri pagdi bhi Kesari…Jo bahega mera woh lahu bhi Kesari… Aur mera jawaab bhi Kesari.'”
On #SaragarhiDay, here’s the first look of #KESARI – our humble tribute to the martyrs of Saragarhi!
“Aaj meri pagdi bhi Kesari…Jo bahega mera woh lahu bhi Kesari… Aur mera jawaab bhi Kesari.” pic.twitter.com/3ATnT55889
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) September 12, 2018
Dharma Productions also tweeted, “On the occasion of #SaragarhiDay this year, याद रखो #Kesari का रंग और उसकी शान!”
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
Kesari is helmed by Anurag Singh who is a popular Punjabi director. Anurag has previously directed films like Jatt & Juliet, Punjab 1984 among others. This is his first Hindi film. He has also co-written the film with Girish Kohli.
Kesari is scheduled to release on March 21, 2019.