Kesari (transl. Saffron) is an upcoming 2019 Indian Hindi-language Period action-war film written and directed by Anurag Singh. It was jointly produced by Karan Johar, Aruna Bhatia, Hiroo Yash Johar, Apoorva Mehta and Sunir Khetarpal under the banners of Dharma Productions, Cape of Good Films, Azure Entertainment and Zee Studios. The film stars Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra, with Mir Sarwar, Vansh Bhardwaj, Jaspreet Singh, Vivek Saini and Vikram Kochhar in supporting roles. It follows the events leading to the Battle of Saragarhi, a military combat between 21 soldiers of the Sikh Regiment of the British Army and 6,000–10,000[a] Afridi and Orakzai mountain tribesmen from Afghanistan in 1897.