‘Son Of Sardaar’ sequel to be based on Battle of Saragarhi

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Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Actor Ajay Devgn says the sequel of the 2012 film “Son Of Sardaar” will be a great match for the Hollywood war film “300”.

The “Golmaal” actor adds that the sequel of the film will be based on the “epic battle of Saragarhi”.

Ajay posted on micro-blogging website Twitter: “Need your best wishes for ‘Sons Of Sardaar’, will match the scale of Hollywood war film ‘300’ and based on epic Battle of Saragarhi. Diwali 2017.”

The sequel, which is based on the historic Battle of Saragarhi which was fought before the Tirah Campaign on September 12 1897 between 21 Sikhs of the 36th Sikh Regiment (now the 4th Battalion of the Sikh Regiment) of British India, defending an army post, and more than 10,000 Afghan and Orakzai tribesmen.

After Ajay completes his directorial venture “Shivaay”, that is going on the floors in December, he will start shooting for “Son Of Sardaar 2”.

Directed by Ashwini Dhir, the film also features Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha and Juhi Chawla.

The sequel of “Son of Sardaar” is expected to hit the theatres on Diwali 2017.

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