1. The film is based on a real life incident and Akshay Kumar is playing Havaldar Ishar Singh, the military commander of 21 Sikh soldiers, who led his men through the historic Battle of Saragarhi, against thousands of Afghani invaders on September 12, 1897.
2. Salman Khan was also supposed to co-produce the movie however, he later backed out. Buzz has it that he quit the project as his friend Ajay Devgn too was making a film on the same subject.
3. Reports suggest that a Pakistani singer had sung a song for Kesari however, the makers deleted it after the Pulwama terrorist attack.
4. Akshay Kumar is playing Havaldar Ishar Singh and will be seen wearing a uniform in the major parts of the movie and thus, 30 identical uniforms were made for the superstar.
5. Akshay’s costume in the film, from head-to-toe, weighed 16 kilos! He wore a big turban that weighed 6 kilos and it also had a metal ring attached to it to hold the turban together. Apart from this, his shoes too were quite heavy as they also had a heavy metal rim at the bottom.
6. Actor Rakesh Chaturvedi, who had worked with Akshay in Padman, is reuniting with the action star in Kesari. Rakesh is playing an Afghan in the movie.
7. A huge fire broke out on the sets of the film in Wai, just 10 days before the team was about to wrap up the shoot. Thankfully, no one got injured.
8. Akshay and the makers of Kesari have dedicated the film to Bharat Ke Veer, a fund-raising initiative by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India on behalf of members of the Indian paramilitary Forces.
9. Reportedly, Akshay suffered an injury to his ribs, while performing an action sequence, during the shooting of the climax .
10. Akshay Kumar underwent training in ‘Gatka’, an ancient martial art associated with the Sikhs, for the film.
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