Mumbai: The poster of Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Kesari’ which is based on 1897 Battle of Saragarhi released its first poster on Wednesday. The ‘Kesari’ poster shows fictionalised version of all 21 version of the Sikh soldiers with Akshay capturing one’s sight by being on the centre.
Akshay portrays the character of Havildar Ishar Singh, who led the Sikh soldiers in the battle.The movie also stars Parineeti Chopra.
Taking to Twitter, Akshay shared the photo in which he is seen with a band of men dressed in Army uniforms.
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
The Battle of Saragarhi holds a significant place in the Indian history. All 21 Sikh soldiers fought to death in the battle against the Afghans, which is often cited as one of the most memorable examples of military last-stands.
Tribute is paid to the war heroes every year as Saragarhi Day which is celebrated on September 12 as Regimental Battle Honours Day by the units of the Sikh Regiment of the Indian Army across the globe.
Karan Johar, whose Dharma Productions produces the movie also tweeted,
Today we remember the heroes! Circa 1897. 21 SIKHS VS 10000 AFGHANS. THE BRAVEST BATTLE EVER FOUGHT!!! #KESARI …#SaragarhiDay
@akshaykumar @ParineetiChopra @apoorvamehta18 @SinghAnurag79 @iAmAzure @SunirKheterpal #CapeOfGoodFilms @@ZeeStudios_ pic.twitter.com/EaXwGRU4mC
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) September 12, 2018
This is one of the reasons for the poster being released on this day. The poster is a tribute to those martyrs. Directed by Anurag Singh, the movie is slated for 2019 Holi release.