Akshay Kumar’s next film, ‘Kesari’ which is based on the Battle of Saragarhi and marks his collaboration with Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions, has been providing headlines for various reasons.
The film was announced with much noise with Salman Khan being one of the producers of the film but apparently Khan soon backed out when he got to know that Ajay Devgn is also making a film on the same subject, reports DNA India. While speculations were rife about Khan’s association with the film, Johar announced that he is jointly producing the film with Kumar.
Meanwhile, names like Parineeti Chopra and Katrina Kaif had cropped up for the leading lady of the film. Now as per various reports, Chopra has been finally confirmed as the female lead for the film, which will roll in January 2018.
A source close to the web portal confirmed, “Both Karan and Akshay have zeroed in on Parineeti Chopra and she has given her nod too. She is very much on board and will begin prep for the film soon. An official announcement about the same is being planned for some time in November end. This is a big project for Parineeti and there was no way she could turn it down.”
The source added, “Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra will begin shooting for Kesari by January 2018.”
Directed by Anurag Singh, ‘Kesari’ is slated to release on Holi weekend of 2019.
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