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Parineeti Chopra to star opposite Akshay Kumar in 'Kesari'

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

has joined the cast of Kumar-starrer 'Kesari', which is based on the Battle of Sargarhi.

Filmmaker took to his handle to announce, "The in #is ........PARINEETI CHOPRA! @ParineetiChopra".

The film is based on the battle took place in 1897 between British and 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.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 19:55 IST