Not yet decided:Akshay on Salman producing Battle of Saragarhi

Mumbai (PTI): Akshay Kumar said it has yet not been decided whether Salman Khan would be producing his upcoming film, based on Battle of Saragarhi.

The film, starring Akshay in lead, was announced in January this year and was to be produced by Salman and filmmaker Karan Johar.

But there have been reports claiming that Salman was no longer producing the movie.

When asked about it, Akshay said in an interview, “The film is not shelved. It is happening. (And) that is not decided yet. It’s still going on.”

In the historical drama film, Akshay reportedly plays the role of Havildar Ishar Singh, the military commander of 21 Sikh soldiers during British India who, on September 12 1897, led his army through a deathly battle against thousands of Afghani invaders.

The project was scheduled to go on floors in mid-2017.

Akshay is currently busy promoting his next film “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha”, also starring Bhumi Pednekar. The film that is in support of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is set to release on August 11.