First look of Akshay Kumar's Kesari

Mumbai. Ever energetic Akshay Kumar is on a roll. After being a 'superman' in his upcoming release PadMan, the Khiladi Kumar of Bollywood is back to where he belongs, the sets of a movie. The actor has started work on Dharma Productions' next big project Kesari based on The Battle of Saragarhi. Akshay took to his Twitter handle to inform his fans about it and even shared his look from the period drama. "Feeling nothing but immense pride and gratitude while sharing this. Beginning my 2018 with #KESARI, my most ambitious film and a lot of passion. Need your best wishes as always," tweeted Akshay.

The film is based on the true story of the 19th-century battle when around 12,000 Afghans attacked a British Indian contingent, which also comprised 21 Sikhs who went on to become the heroes of the mission. Known for getting into the skin of his character, Akshay has donned a turban and a long beard and the intense gaze of his eyes is setting the tone of the period-drama right.

Earlier in 2017, Karan announced his collaboration with Akshay with a poster that divulged details like release date and the director of the movie. He wrote, "Extremely excited to see this exceptional and brave story unfold!!! @akshaykumar #KESARI #holi2019."