Parineeti Chopra has joined the cast of Akshay Kumar-starrer 'Kesari', which is based on the Battle of Sargarhi.
Filmmaker Karan Johar took to his Twitter handle to announce, "The lead actress in #KESARI is ........PARINEETI CHOPRA! @ParineetiChopra".
Ok guys that was meant to be an image of #KESARI whilst announcing the lead actress of the film! Clearly Twitter is quick to Jump and attack! Apologies!!!!! This is to re announce the wonderfully talented @ParineetiChopra as lead cast of #KESARI pic.twitter.com/5IXYjjDcgy— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) January 10, 2018
The film is based on the battle took place in 1897 between British Indian Army and Afghan Orakzai tribesmen in North-West Frontier Province (now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan).
Earlier, the first look of the film was unveiled, in which the 'Rustom' star is seen exuding stoicism in a turbaned avatar.
His yellow turban, long beard and intense gaze - all of them set the tone of the period-drama right.
The movie, which is directed by Anurag Singh, is all set to hit the theatres on Holi, 2019.