Akshay Kumar unveils 'Kesari' poster on Saragarhi Day

Akshay Kumar took to his Twitter account to share the poster of his forthcoming film, ‘Kesari’, based on the true story of battle of Saragarhi.

While releasing the poster, Akshay wrote, "On Saragarhi Day, 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'," he tweeted on Wednesday, 12 September.

The battle was fought between 21 Sikh soldiers of the British Indian Army and 10,000 Afghan intruders 121 years ago. "Today we remember the heroes! Circa 1897. 21 Sikhs vs 10,000 Afghans. The bravest battle ever fought," tweeted Karan Johar, whose Dharma Productions produces the movie.

Speaking about the film, Akshay had said, “I’ve started shooting for my film Kesari, where I’m in the heaviest turban and beard I’ve ever had to wear. So I shaved my head to make my life a little easier. I’m known for hating wigs, prosthetics and so on, and Kesari is quite demanding. It’s probably my favourite look, though it’s taxing to fight and sweat in this avatar. But I wouldn’t change it for the world.”

The mega movie is slated to release on March 21.