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Twitterati Slam Akshay Kumar, Karan Johar for Releasing Kesari Song, Call It Wrong Timing

Akshay Kumar’s promotion of a new song from his upcoming film Kesari has evoked a mixed response. While his fans are delighted to see the the actor in a jovial mood from this otherwise serious period film, others have slammed the release of a happy,
February 28, 2019, 12:10 PM IST While fans of Akshay Kumar have loved the new song, Sanu Kehndi, from Kesari, other users are of the opinion that the release of the song could have been better timed. Loading.Akshay Kumar’s promotion of a new song from his upcoming film Kesari has evoked a mixed response. While his fans are delighted to see the the actor in a jovial mood from this otherwise serious period film, others have slammed the release of a happy song at a time when tension between India and Pakistan is on the rise.The song, titled Sanu Kehndi, was released yesterday, showing Akshay Kumar and the other 21 men, who fought the Battle of Saragarhi against 10,000 Afghan invaders, taking a break from their regimented life.While fans have commented that they are already dancing to the number, there are some who didn’t like the time of the launch.

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Tough Calls Have to be Taken at Some Point: Vidya Balan on Banning Pakistani Artistes

“Though I have always believed that art should be kept away from all boundaries and politics, I think we have to take a stand now.Enough is enough,” Vidya told the media at the launch of her debut radio show.
In the worst-ever terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir since militancy erupted in 1989, a suicide bomber on February 14 rammed his SUV packed with explosives into a CRPF bus in Pulwama district, killing at least 40 troopers.
Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed later claimed responsibility for the attack.
When asked if art should be kept away from politics, the Tumhari Sulu actress said, “As an individual I believe that there is no better way to bring people together than arts, be it music, poetry, dance, theatre, cinema or any other art form.
But this time I think we should just take a break from this practice and see what can be done for the future. As I said, some tough calls have to be taken at some point.”
A host of Bollywood actors, including Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra, Ajay Devgan and Vicky Kaushal, among others, have condemned the Pulwama attack.

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‘Kesari’ piques interest in Battle of Saragarhi

New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) With over 20 million views in 24 hours since its release, the trailer of Akshay Kumar’s “Kesari” has piqued interest about the historic Battle of Saragarhi of 1897.
The September 12, 1897 battle, in the North-West Frontier Province (now Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan), is distinct as 21 Sikhs of the 36th Sikh Regiment (now the 4th Battalion of the Sikh Regiment) of British India, defended an army post against more than 10,000 Afghan and Orakzai tribesmen.The British government had conferred on the martyred soldiers of the 36th Sikhs its highest battle honour of ‘Indian Order of Merit Grade II’.This history has been written about in several books, including in one documentation by Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.
The story of valour and patriotism has now found takers in the world of showbiz.”Kesari”, which comes out on March 21, was preceded by “21 Sarfarosh: Saragarhi 1897″, a series from Abhimanyu Singh’s Contiloe Pictures, which specialises in historical dramas.The show, streaming on Netflix, has 65 episodes and stars Mohit Raina and Mukul Dev in principal roles.”‘Battle of Saragarhi’ is considered as one of the bravest days in Indian history.
It was a pleasure telling a story of such importance and creating something at this scale,” Singh had said earlier.As for “Kesari”, directed by Anurag Singh, it takes the gripping story to an epic scale with Akshay as Ishar Singh, complete with a turban and beard.
It is the film’s patriotic flavour, backed by action sequences and an aggression that Akshay has displayed, that have made the industry sit up and take notice.Film and trade expert Girish Johar told IANS: “It is a story being told at an epic level.The canvas is huge.”It has a possibility of being the highest box office earner for Akshay Kumar.
Also, Akshay Kumar will be seen in an intense, aggressive avatar, fighting, and moreover, fighting for the country.”Plus, the film has the advantage of releasing on the Holi weekend.Two other Hindi films on the Battle of Saragarhi were in the pipeline, but they have been shelved.Ajay Devgn was making “Son Of Sardaar: The Battle of Saragarhi”, a project he had announced in 2016, an there was another movie by Rajkumar Santoshi, “Battle Of Saragarhi”, starring Randeep Hooda.

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