Khiladi Akshay Kumar and director-producer Karan Johar collaborate for their next film. It is based on the true events depicting the Battle of Saragarhi. The movie is now officially titled as "Kesari" and the film is set to hit theatres on Holi of 2019. The movie will be produced by Cape of Good Hope Films and Dharma Productions.
The official Twitter handle of Dharma Productions and Akshay Kumar shared a poster which highlights the details of the film. However, earlier it was Salman Khan who anticipated the project as the co-producer of the film has left the project. The poster read out as "Akshay Kumar and Karan Johar proudly present 'Kesari' based on one of the bravest battles fought in India 'The Battle of Saragarhi. Directed by Anurag Singh and starring Akshay Kumar. Releasing Holi 2019."
Dharma productions also tweeted Akshay Kumar's tweet that said, "A film I'm extremely excited about personally and emotionally... Kesari releasing Holi 2019." While Karan wrote, "Extremely excited to see this exceptional and brave story unfold!!! KESARI Holi 2019." Ajay Devgn and Rajkumar Santoshi are also rumoured to have been working on a film based on the Battle of Saragarhi.