Ever since the news of Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra collaborating for Karan Johar‘s Kesari started doing the rounds, fans have been waiting with bated breath to know everything they can about the film. After all here’s a jodi, they have never seen share screen space in the past. Perhaps, that’s why they show keen interest in knowing everything that’s happening on the sets of the film. Well, in an unfortunate turn of events, a massive fire broke out on the sets of the film in the Wai district of Maharashtra.

Akshay Kumar Follows Aamir Khan's Footsteps; Takes Break From Kesari Shoot To Help Villagers In Satara Fight Water Crisis

Akshay Kumar Follows Aamir Khan's Footsteps; Takes Break From Kesari Shoot To Help Villagers In Satara Fight Water Crisis

The fire reportedly broke out when they were shooting for an important war sequence. Fortunately, Akshay, who had been shooting earlier in the day had left for the day when the incident took place. Thankfully, no one from the sets was injured, however some set designs have been heavily damaged due to the fire. Ten more days of shoot were reportedly remaining for the schedule to wrap up. For the uninitiated, the film is based on the Battle of Saragarhi. Helmed by Anurag Singh and bankrolled by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions, the film has the Khiladi star play the role of a military commander of 21 Sikh soldiers named Havaldar Ishar Singh who fought thousands of Afghani invaders.

The film is slated to release during the Holi weekend next year. Speaking about the film in great detail, Akshay was once quoted by a leading daily as saying, “It is not that I will do only this kind of film. I am doing a war film called Kesari, it is for the first time that I am doing a war film, it is new for me. So I am very excited about it.” Parineeti on the other hand, excitedly told a leading daily, “It has been a dream to work with Akshay for a long time. He is a Punjabi and so am I and we are doing a Punjabi film together. I am very excited to start the shoot.” Well, with the sudden breakout of fire and its consequent damage to the sets, film shoot is likely to be delayed. Stay tuned to this space as we keep you updated with more Bollywood related news.