After Ajay Devgan’s announcement of making a film on the epic Battle of Saragarhi where 21 soldiers took on 10,000 Afghans, Randeep Hooda on twitter made an announcement that he too will be starring in a similar film.

It’s surprising that two big films on the Battle of Saragarhi will be released just a few months apart and will finally highlight the supreme sacrifice made by the brave Sikhs in 1897 by holding back an invading army of 10,000 men.

“He has the body language of a warrior and he will be beefing up to resemble Ishar Singh. He has already started growing his hair and beard,” said Rahul Mitra, filmmaker and CEO, Wave Cinemas. ”Taking care of the sentiments of the Sikh community is of utmost importance and Randeep is extremely serious about the prep. Being a Sikh soldier means embracing calmness and pure forms of warfare. There can be no frivolous behaviour and Randeep has completely submerged himself into the part,” he added. ‘Battle of Saragarhi’ will tell the story that unfolded with the 12th September events of 1897, when a British Indian contingent of 21 Sikhs was attacked by around 10,000 Afghans of the Orakzai tribe. Ishar Singh was stationed in the North-West Frontier Province, refused to surrender and fought till the end. He was also awarded the Indian merit posthumously by the British parliament.” Via: MenXP

Randeep Hooda took to Twitter and released his character picture:

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