|Directed by||Anurag Singh|
Hiroo Yash Johar
|Music by||Jatinder Shah|
|Edited by||Shree Narayan Singh|
|Distributed by||Zee Studios|
Kesari (transl. Lion; Hindi pronunciation: [keːsəɾiː]) is an upcoming Indian period war drama film. It stars Akshay Kumar, Bhagyashree and Parineeti Chopra in the lead roles and directed by Anurag Singh. It tells the story of Havildar Ishar Singh who participates in the Battle of Saragarhi (in which an army of 21 Sikhs fought against 10,000 Afghans in 1897) while yearning for the respect of his estranged daughter.
- Akshay Kumar as Havildar Ishar Singh
- Bhagyashree as Sohni, Ishar Singh's wife
- Parineeti Chopra as Eesha, Ishar Singh's daughter
- Mir Sarwar as Khan Masud
- Ashwath Bhatt as Gul Badshah Khan
- Mohit Raina as Sepoy Buta Singh, Eesha's fiance
- Mark Bennington as John Haughton
- Edward Sonnenblick as Lawrence
Marketing and release
The first look of the film was revealed by Akshay through his Twitter handle on 12 September 2018.
- "Akshay Kumar, Karan Johar 'proudly present' new film Kesari, based on Battle of Saragarhi". Retrieved 11 October 2017.
- Thakur, Charu (5 January 2018). "Kesari first look: Akshay Kumar begins shooting for one 'epic' film". India Today. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
- Thakur, Charu (11 October 2017). "Akshay Kumar, Karan Johars Kesari to release on Holi 2019". India Today. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
- "Karan Johar and Akshay Kumar's Battle of Saragarhi film to be titled Kesari". Retrieved 11 October 2017.
- "Kesari First Poster Released: Akshay Kumar Pays Tribute To Martyrs Of Saragarhi". Headlines Today. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
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