Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar has decided to dedicate his next release Anurag Singh directorial ‘Kesari’ to the martyrs through Bharat Ke Veer (BKV). BKV is the initiative brainchild of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. The website aims at providing financial help to the families of India’s Bravehearts soldiers who have sacrificed their lives for the country.
Akshay says, “My producers and I are happy to dedicate ‘Kesari’, based on the Battle of Saragarhi, the second bravest battle ever fought, to Bharat Ke Veer. It is a film that showcases valor and the highest degree of desh bhakti. It is a befitting tribute to our soldiers, who have laid down their lives for the nation.”
A source adds, “While the families of martyrs currently receive help, the authorities are studying the possibility of providing monetary help to the men in uniform who suffer injuries. After all, there are many who find it hard to earn a livelihood because of a lost limb or other health ailments. If this happens, it will mean more soldiers will get looked after by the establishment.”
‘Kesari’ is produced by Hiroo Yash Johar, Aruna Bhatia, Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta, Sunir Kheterpal and presented by Zee Studios. The film is scheduled to release on March 21.