Back
Home » Filmi Bollywood
  •  
    Filmi Bollywood
    • Amitabh Bachchan Requests Producers To Release Shoebite; Says 'It's A Great Story'
    • Vicky Kaushal Was Left Embarrassed At SRK's Party; Had To Hide Behind The Curtain For This Reason!
    • Shamshera: Details About Ranbir Kapoor's Role In The Film Revealed!
    • Deepika Padukone's Reaction On Losing Filmfare Best Actress Award To Alia Bhatt Will Win Your Hearts
    • Shahrukh Khan's Sweet Gesture For A Differently-Abled Fan At IPL 2019 Will Leave You Smiling!
    • Priyanka Chopra Chills Like A Boss With Nick Jonas In Miami & We Just Can't Get Enough Of Them!
    • Ranveer Singh Drops A Comment On Wife Deepika Padukone’s First Look From Chhapaak!
    • Janhvi Kapoor Snapped At Her Brother Arjun Kapoor’s House; Salman Khan Looks Cool At Airport
    • John Abraham: I Feel Even If You Don't Dramatize Things, Facts Make The Story Very Entertaining
    • Sriram Raghavan Will Work With Shahrukh Khan, But Haven't Pitch Him A Script!
    • Couple Goals! Shahid Kapoor & Mira Rajput Hit The Gym Together
    • Kalank’s Cast Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan & Sonakshi Sinha Have LOADS OF FUN On Super Dancer 3
    • Pics! Malaika Arora, Shweta Nanda, Karan Johar & Other Celebs Look FABULOUS On The Ramp
    • Fatima Sana Shaikh: After The ‘Khans’, I Don’t Think We Will Ever Have Superstars
    • Have To Rely On Content To Pull Audience To Theatres: Taapsee Pannu
    • Shamshera: Here's How Vaani Kapoor Is Prepping For Her Role In This Ranbir Kapoor-Sanjay Dutt Film
    • Kangana Ranaut Says She Deserves A National Award For Her Film 'Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi'!
    • Farooq Sheikh's 71st Birth Anniversary: 5 Most Memorable Performances Of The Late Actor!
Akshay Kumar: Sad We Haven't Made A Film On Battle Of Saragarhi
Oneindia | 14th Mar, 2019 11:50 PM

Akshay Kumar, whose Kesari is based on the Battle of Saragarhi, says it is sad that the story has not been made into a film until now. The Battle of Saragarhi was fought between the British Indian army's Sikh Regiment and Afghan tribesmen on September 12, 1897. Saragarhi was a tiny village in the then North-West Frontier Province (now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan).

The British Indian contingent comprised 21 Jat Sikh soldiers of the 36th Sikhs who were stationed at an Army post and were attacked by 10,000 to 12,000 Afghans.

Led by Havildar Ishar Singh, the Sikhs chose to fight to the death, in what is touted by some military historians as one of history's greatest battles ever fought.

"The Battle of Saragarhi ranks second when one would search about the top battles ever fought by India. Sadly we haven't made a film on it and not many people know about it. I also did not know much about it in detail, but I learnt a lot of things while working on the film," Akshay said in an interview.

"It is fascinating that these people had the chance to run away but they didn't. They were aware that they will not win this battle but still chose to fight," he added.

Akshay said he considers himself lucky to have had the chance to play Havildar Ishar Singh.

Talking about the action scenes in "Kesari", Akshay said, "There is a technique called Gatka, which is popular in Sikhs. We had to do that in this film. I know martial arts so I had to make some efforts to do it. I had to learn some techniques. It was a new genre of action for me. It was a different kind of fight."

Some crucial portions of the film were shot in Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh and Akshay said it was difficult to shoot there because of the temperature.

"The kind of terrain we shot the film was difficult... There is less oxygen in Spiti Valley.Besides, the pagdi (turban) that I wear in the film weighs one and half kg and the sword was of 6-7 kg but in reality their sword was 25-30 kg. The film is not shot on real locations but this place where we shot matched the era of 1897."

The film will arrive in theatres on March 21. It is produced by Akshay's Cape of Good Hope Films and Karan Johar's Dharma Productions and Anurag Singh has directed the film.

Credits - PTI

   
 
Health and Life
  • 8 Wonderful Health Benefits Of Lima Beans You Never Knew
  • Chlamydia Infection: Symptoms, Complications & Treatment
  • Easy And Healthy Raw Food Ideas For Breakfast
    • World Tuberculosis Day: Ayurvedic Treatment For Pulmonary Tuberculosis
    • Everything You Need To Know About Using Limb Prosthetic Devices
    • Punarnava (Hogweed): Benefits, Nutrition, Uses And Side Effects
      • Surprising Health Benefits Of Eating Overripe Bananas
      • World Down Syndrome Day: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Of This Genetic Disorder
      • Treating Down Syndrome With The Help Of Ayurveda
        • Did You Know These Health Benefits Of Caviar?
        • D-Mannose For Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
        • Pulses: Types, Nutritional Benefits And Side Effects
          • Sleep Drunkenness: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment
          • Eye Floaters: Symptoms, Causes And Treatment
          • Somogyi Effect – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment
            • Using A Compression Wrap For Sprained Ankle
            • 8 Surprising Health Benefits Of Nance Fruits
            • 16 Incredible Health Benefits Of Green Gram (Mung Beans)
              • Ascites - Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, And Treatment
              • DASH Diet For Better Kidney Health
              • World Kidney Day: Everything You Need To Know About Renal Replacement Therapy