By Simply The City Correspondent
Actors Akshay Kumar, Parineeti Chopra and director Anurag Sinha were in Chandigarh for the promotion of their upcoming movie ‘Kesari’. The formal press conference was held at PVR in Elante Mall where the cast also met up with their fans. Kumar will essay the role of Hawaldar Ishar Singh in the film. It is interesting to note that in the movie the actor has a special look including wearing a huge size turban.
Akshay Kumar, Parineeti Chopra and director Anurag Sinha at the Chandigarh airport
For the unaware, ‘Kesari’ tells the untold story of the battle of Saragarhi, which is one of the bravest battles ever fought. The British Indian contingent comprised of 21 Jatt soldiers of 36 Sikh Regiment who were stationed at an army post and were attacked by 10,000 to 12,000 Afghans. The Sikhs, led by Hawaldar Ishar Singh chose to fight to death trying to save the forts. The battle was fought on September 12, 1897, where the brave soldiers sacrificed their lives for their nation, gloriously showing their unflinching courage on the field of battle. The battle is commemorated on September 12 every year as Saragarhi Day.
The film has been produced by Karan Johar and Hiroo Johar under the banner of Dharma productions and will release on March 21.
Here is the official trailer of the film