Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, Randeep Hooda and television actor Mohit Raina are working on a common project but not together. Akshay Kumar will be coming up with a war story titled Kesari, Randeep Hooda will be featuring in Battle of Saragarhi and Mohit Raina is working on a TV show 21 Sarfarosh: Saragarhi 1897.
In the legendary battle of Saragarhi 1897, 21 soldiers of the British Indian Army from the Sikh regiment fought against 10,000 Afghans at Saragarhi. All the three projects have gone on the floor and the looks of the actors have been revealed.
Kesari star Akshay Kumar recently posted a picture from the sets and captioned it, “Innocent smiles galore on set today. Shooting with these lovely children playing Afghani kids in #Kesari based on the Battle Of Saragarhi, one of the bravest battles fought in India.”
Innocent smiles galore on set today. Shooting with these lovely children playing Afghani kids in #Kesari based on the Battle Of Saragarhi, one of the bravest battles fought in India. pic.twitter.com/OqFjXg6BpJ
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) February 22, 2018
Here are the looks of Randeep Hooda and Mohit Raina:
— mohit raina (@mohituraina) January 12, 2018
Battle of Saragarhi director Rajkumar Santoshi, believes that too many projects on the same topic can be an overdose for the audience. As per Hindustan Times report, he said, “The Saragarhi battle is a part of history and open to everyone’s screen interpretation. But as a matter of ethics in filmmaking, I had announced the Saragarhi project before anyone else and started preparation, including shooting the look, rehearsals, actors’ training. Others working on the same subject, at the same time, don’t just harm the film industry but also creates ill will in the fraternity.”
Whereas, Mohit Raina believes that audience will appreciate the project if the team is true to it. He said, “We’re making a series of 1,200 hours, whereas the films would be of two-three hours. Everybody’s vision is different. As long as you’re true to the subject, everyone will appreciate it.”