Parineeti Chopra in lead role in 'Kesari'

Parineeti Chopra in lead role in 'Kesari'

The female lead of the film has been announced and it's Parineeti Chopra. Akshay Kumar's first look from the film was greatly applauded.

Meanwhile Parineeti Chopra is shooting for SANDEEP AUR PINKY FARAAR with Arjun Kapoor. The news was shared by filmmaker Karan Johar on social media.

This is the first time Akshay and Parineeti will be seen sharing screen space. Between the success of Golmaal Again and the failure of Meri Pyari Bindu, 2017 was a well-balanced year (box-office wise) for the actress.

As per reports, the actress really liked the script and is ready to be a part of the project.

The first look of Akshay in Kesari showed the actor sporting a turban, and full beard.

Kesari is one of the three films that is inspired by the Battle of Saragarhi that took place in 1897 between the British Indian Army and Afghan Orakzai tribesmen in North-West Frontier Province (Pakistan). Akshay had shared the first look on Twitter with the caption as, "Feeling nothing but vast pride and gratitude while sharing this". She is very much onboard and will begin prep for the film soon. "Need your best wishes as always (sic)".

At one of the press interactions, when Akshay was asked about Salman backing out from the film, he said, "Yes, we couldn't do it".

On a related note, Akshay is gearing up for the release of Padman.

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