Here's what happened when the set of Kesari caught a massive fire!

Kesari; directed by Anurag Sinha, is a war drama based on the battle of Saragarhi; fought in September 1897, between the British Indian army’s Sikh Regiment and Afghan tribesmen, at the Saragarhi fort.

Here's what happened when the set of Kesari caught a massive fire! Here's what happened when the set of Kesari caught a massive fire! Source : press

Bollywood's Khiladi Akshay Kumar has been ruling the box office for quite some time now with his films like Airlift, Baby, Special 26, Holiday and most recently with the humongous success of his latest release, Kesari.


Kesari; directed by Anurag Sinha, is a war drama based on the battle of Saragarhi; fought in September 1897, between the British Indian army's Sikh Regiment and Afghan tribesmen, at the Saragarhi fort. Akshay has been receiving adulation for his par excellence portrayal of Havildar Ishar Singh, in the film!


In a Behind The Scene video that was recently released for the film; Akshay has revealed that the set of the film caught a massive fire, leading to the burn down of the entire set in just one hour!


Speaking about the same; Akshay said," We had already almost finished all the shooting and were about to shoot an important portion for our battle. We were all set, there were about seven cameras, but then suddenly, there was fire. Within seconds, the entire set was engulfed in fire, even before anyone could react. We didn't realize there was something that just took off and the entire set literally melted away."


The film's director; Anurag too said," We knew we were just 10-12 days away from finishing the shoot. But the set burned down and it was so sad. We knew this is going to be so difficult to finish. We were there for four months; you get attached to a place when you stay there. I think all of us were crying when we saw the set burn down." 


He further added," Then I talked to Karan(Johar) sir, the guy who has invested the entire money in the film, and he said, 'Anurag, don't worry, maybe this is for the best."



Taking to their respective Twitter accounts; Akshay and Karan both shared this video with captions of; "The real spirit of courage was displayed off-screen when #Kesari rose from the ashes," and "A team that rose from the ashes, a team that defined courage," respectively.



Kesari has collected a massive 85 crores within just 5 days of its release. Apart from Akshay Kumar the film also stars Parineeti Chopra as the leading lady of the film.



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