Akshay Kumar‘s 2018 film titled Kesari will be based on the battle Of Saragarhi. Karan Johar and Akshay Kumar announced the project a few months back. Though Akshay was finalised for the male lead, there have been several reports and speculations regarding the leading lady of the film. Reportedly, Katrina Kaif was approached for the role initially but now, Parineeti Chopra has been finalised opposite Akshay.
According to a report in DNA, Parineeti has given her nod to the film. Talking about her role in the film, a source stated to the daily, “Although the film is about the battle, Pari plays an important role. She will be seen as Akshay’s wife. Parineeti plays a strong character and has really liked the script. The makers have started prep. Huge sets of the Saragarhi and Gulistan forts, as well as a village, will be erected in Wai, a town in Satara district.”
"The actors will be provided with a lot of material for their parts and will start full-time prep close to the shooting date. The film is set to tentatively go on the floors in January next year,” the source added.Currently, Parineeti is busy with the shooting of her upcoming film Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar in Delhi with Arjun Kapoor. The film is directed by Dibaker Banerjee under Yash Raj Films' banner and is the second outing of Arjun and Parineeti together after Ishaqzaade. Pari has also signed up for the sequel of Namaste London, tentatively titled Namaste Canada with Arjun Kapoor. The film will go on floors early in 2018 and will release some time in 2019.