Akshay Kumar starrer Kesari released in India in March this year. The film collected Rs 150 crore at the box office and became a hit. Now the Anurag Singh directorial is all set to release in Japan and Akshay Kumar took to Twitter to inform his fans about it.
Along with a poster, Akki tweeted, “Kesari, a film based on one of the bravest battles ever fought : 21 courageous soldiers against 10,000 invaders, is set to conquer Japan on 16th August, 2019! @ZeeStudios_ @ZeeStudiosInt @DharmaMovies @SinghAnurag79 @ParineetiChopra @iAmAzure #CapeOfGoodFilms.”
Kesari, a film based on one of the bravest battles ever fought : 21 courageous soldiers against 10,000 invaders, is set to conquer Japan on 16th August, 2019! @ZeeStudios_ @ZeeStudiosInt @DharmaMovies @SinghAnurag79 @ParineetiChopra @iAmAzure #CapeOfGoodFilms pic.twitter.com/g7dPjQMQk0
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) June 24, 2019
Before this Akshay Kumar’s PadMan had also released in Japan and had collected around Rs 5 crore there. Now let’s see how much Kesari will collect in Japan.
Produced by Karan Johar, Kesari is based on Battle of Saragarhi that took place on 12 September 1897. 21 Sikh soldiers fought against 10,000 Afghanistan invaders. Akshay played the role of Havildar Ishar Singh and his performance in the film was appreciated a lot.
While talking about his role in the movie, the actor had said, “Playing Havildar Ishar Singh was not challenging because the director was well prepared. He wrote the story and was working on it from the last one year. For me, the only difficulty was wearing the turban which was very heavy and even the emotions attached to it were heavy. It took 35-40 minutes to tie it. Parineeti (Chopra) even joked that this is the first film where the actor takes more time than the actress to get ready. It was very different from all other Sikh roles I have portrayed until now,”
The movie also stars Parineeti Chopra, but the actress’ role in the film is quite small. While talking about her character in the movie, Parineeti had said, “Everybody knows ‘Kesari’ is about the Battle of Saragarhi. It’s a boys film, but at very crucial and emotional moments of the film, the character of Akshay Kumar thinks about his dead wife (played by me). It’s a very cool love story that is woven into the story of the battle. I have a very small role in the film, but it is one of those films that I wanted to be a part of.”