Bollywood's top-notch actor Akshay Kumar will soon be seen in a new avatar in the periodic drama, Kesar. The movie slated for its release next year also stars actress Parineeti Chopra opposite Akshay. The ace actor has shared a new still from his upcoming war biopic where he will be seen playing the role of a Gur-Sikh in the film. Especially sharing the new look on the occasion of Baisakhi, Akshay's new look will stun you as he looks intense onset of dawn. Check out the picture here: [caption id="attachment_34365" align="alignnone" width="600"] Source[/caption] The movie which was earlier to be a joint venture between filmmaker Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions and Salman Khan is now just being produced by Johar’s home company. Akshay had earlier revealed that he and superstar Salman Khan couldn’t work on “Kesari” together. The film is being directed by Anurag Singh. The makers of Kesari have hired Lawrence Woodward the stunt coordinator of films like Oscar-winning Mad Max: Fury Road and Moulin Rouge to choreograph the action sequences. A source has informed to a leading tabloid,
"Lawrence has already met the makers on his last visit to Mumbai and will be returning in December to start prep with Akshay. Kesari is heavy on action and Lawrence will be training the actor in sword-fighting besides rehearsing for other action sequences, which also includes hand-to-hand combat. They start shooting from the first week of January in Mumbai, followed by a schedule in Wai, a town in Satara district where huge sets of the Saragarhi and Gulistan forts, as well as a village, will be erected and then later at Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh."Kesari is based on the Battle of Saragarhi. The actor will be seen donning the role of the military commander of 21 Sikh soldiers named Havaldar Ishar Singh who fought against thousands of Afghani invaders.