It is different from all other Sikh roles: Akshay Kumar on Kesari -
It is different from all other Sikh roles: Akshay Kumar on Kesari
Posted 20 Mar 2019 03:18 PM


Kesari required Akshay Kumar and co. to adopt traditional battle styles to keep the authenticity of the film intact. But with director Anurag Singh’s preparedness, it didn’t take much of an effort to deliver the battle scenes.

“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,” Akshay revealed.

Akshay Kumar says playing Havildar Ishar Singh in Kesari was not challenging. Kesari actor Akshay Kumar talks about the most challenging part of working in the Anurag Singh directorial historical drama. He also reveals that he didn't do any special training for his role of Havildar Ishar Singh.

On September 12, 1897, 21 Sikh soldiers of the British Indian Army led by Havildar Ishar Singh stood their ground against 10,000 Afghan invaders in the Battle of Saragarhi. This tale of valour, honour, courage and pride forms the narrative of Akshay Kumar’s upcoming historical drama Kesari. However, like many others, the actor too was oblivious to the story of one of the bravest battles ever fought before signing the Anurag Singh directorial.

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