Karan Johar has announced that he and Akshay Kumar are going to collaborate on Kesari, a film based on the Battle of Saragarhi. There had been some speculations about the news, and fans were waiting for an announcement for a while and it seems that the movie is finally ready to begin preparation, as Karan Johar finally tweeted this morning that the movie would be based on “one of the bravest battles fought in India” and would be directed by Abhishek Singh. The movie is already scheduled to he released on Holi, 2019, which is quite far, but the it would probably be set on a very grand scale so the date is appropriate.
There had been reports from sources that Karan Johar and Salman Khan had decided to produce the movie based on the Battle of Saragarhi earlier this year, but when it was reported that Ajay Devvgan might also be interested in the project of his own, the reports cooled off.
Now, it seems that Salman might’ve dropped out of the project because Karan only stated his name in the tweet and Salman is too big a celebrity to be not mentioned. Still, the news has made the fans very happy and everyone across the social media is very excited for this project which will look at a rich and as of yet unexplored corner of Indian history.
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) October 10, 2017