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Parineeti Chopra Joins The Cast Of Kesari Starring Akshay Kumar

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Parineeti Chopra is set to play the female lead in Kesari, based on the Battle of Saragarhi. Directed by Anurag Singh, who is best known for directing Dil Bole Hadippa! and Jatt & Juliet, the film is bankrolled by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions.

Johar, who tweeted the first-look of Akshay Kumar in the film last week, tweeted the same image with Parineeti’s name. People on Twitter were quick enough to find the humour in it.

Johar, however, clarified everything soon enough.

The Battle of Saragarhi was fought before the Tirah Campaign on September 12, 1897 between Sikh soldiers of the British Indian Army and Pashtun Orakzai tribesmen. The British Indian contingent had 21 Sikhs of the fourth Battalion of the Sikh Regiment, who were stationed at an army post, was attacked by around 10,000 Afghans.

The Sikhs, led by Havildar Ishar Singh, chose to fight to the death, in what is considered by some military historians as one of history’s greatest last-stands.

News was out last year in October that the film had been shelved, but it looks like the film will continue with its release slated next year in March.

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