Mumbai: Hindi GEC Zee Cinema is all set to World Television Premiere Kesari on this 15th August at 12 noon. The film talks about the Battle of Saragarhi, where 21 Sikh soldiers fought bravely against a mighty army of 10,000 Afghan invaders for their motherland and created history. This story is depicted in the movie Kesari, starring Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra.
Paying an ode to every martyr, Zee Cinema urges citizens of India to come together and help the kin of martyrs through the #MainBhiKesari campaign. Starting 1st August, fans can extend their support by donating any amount on the Bharat Ke Veer or Freecharge app and website and share a screenshot tagging Zee Cinema and using the hashtag#MainBhiKesari. For every donation made, the channel will contribute ₹500 towards Bharat Ke Veer. Launched in April 2017 by Akshay Kumar and the Ministry of Home Affairs, the ‘Bharat Ke Veer’ initiative started with the purpose of enabling willing donors to help and contribute towards the families of soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty.
Akshay Kumar, who launched the Bharat Ke Veer app in 2017 said,“ Kesari depicts the iconic battle of Saragarhi that was fought in 1897, which is a prime example of bravery and sacrifice. Post any war or battle, it’s the families of soldiers who suffer unimaginable loss. With Zee Cinema’s #MainBhiKesari initiative we can go one step further from merely empathizing with them to supporting their families, wives, children and parents. Our soldiers put their lives at risk at the border for our safety, it is our responsibility now to go all out and support them. So, I urge all the viewers to step up and make a contribution towards our Bharat Ke Veer.”
Ruchir Tiwari, Business Head, Zee Hindi Movies Cluster said, “When Zee Cinema adopted Seene Mein Cinema as the brand philosophy, the aim was to ignite the ‘Jazba’ in every Indian and inspire them to go beyond the ordinary and achieve the unachievable. As industry pioneers, it is our constant effort to show movies that evoke an emotional connect and bring about a change in people’s lives. With the #MainBhiKesari campaign, we are taking a step towards fulfilling our motto. With this initiative, we hope that we can bring people together as one community and make a difference to the lives of the armed forces and their kin.”
visit‘Bharat Ke Veer’ or ‘Freecharge’app/website
Watch the World Television Premiere of Kesari on Thursday, 15th August, at 12 noon only on Zee Cinema