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Exclusive: Salman-Karan's production starring Akshay shelved?

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SUBHASH K JHA
Published Jul 13, 2017, 12:21 am IST
Updated Jul 13, 2017, 12:47 pm IST
The project announced in January 2017 was to start shooting in mid-2017, but there seems to be no news on that front.
Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan and Karan Johar.
 Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan and Karan Johar.

Remember the historic union of Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan and Karan Johar, which was to happen for The Battle of Saragarhi?

While Akshay was to play the lead, Salman and Karan were to co-produce this lavish take on one of the bravest chapters from the history of the Indian Freedom Movement. Akshay was to play Havaldar Ishar Singh, the military commander of 21 Sikh soldiers during British India who, on 12 September 1897, led his men through a deathly battle against thousands of Afghani invaders. History was to call it the Battle Of Saragarhi.

 

The project announced in January 2017 was to start shooting in mid-2017, but there seems to be no news on that front. 

“You won’t see any shooting for that film either. The script is not ready. Akshay is now busy with other assignments till the end of 2018. Salman and Karan have also moved on. Meanwhile, Aamir’s Thugs of Hindostan is in the same genre and space. So, it looks like Yash Raj has beaten Karan Johar to that. It doesn’t look like Battle Of Saragarhi will happen,” says an informed source.  

However, the fans of the three superstars need not lose heart. There is every possibility that they will collaborate on another project. 

The Saragarhi biopic seems to be jinxed. 

Another film on the same subject featuring Randeep Hooda seems to be stuck as director Raj Kumar Santoshi is fighting various legal issues.

Ajay Devgan had also announced a movie on the same theme. But post the dud Shivaay, we wonder if he will go big on the budget. 

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