How Akshay kumar revived Kesari!
It is no coincidence that Akshay Kumar’s nearly-abandoned film, Kesari, has been revived around the same time that Karan Johar has been unveiled as the presenter of the Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar-starrer 2.0. The projects have two factors in common — Akshay and Karan.
A bit of history — in February 2017, Karan, Akshay and Salman announced that they would be producing a film based on the Battle of Saragarhi of 1897, with Akshay playing the lead role. But when Karan refused to produce Salman’s brother-in-law Aayush Sharma’s debut film, he had a falling-out with Salman, causing the Kesari project to be shelved. However, Akshay seems to have found a way to get the film back on track. Apparently, he personally stepped in to get Karan Johar on board as the presenter of Shankar’s 2.0.
“That’s when he raised the question of Kesari’s revival, and Karan, who’s currently into period films, decided to put Akshay’s beloved project back on its feet,” a source reveals.