Randeep Hooda is 'heartbroken' to give up film on Saragarhi battle after learning toughest Sikh martial art 'Gatka' for two years


Randeep Hooda recently shared a video on his Instagram account wherein he is seen practicing the toughest Sikh martial art called Gatka. The actor trained for the ancient martial art for two long years for his dream film based on the Battle of Saragarhi which was going to be directed by filmmaker Rajkumar Santoshi. However, the project but could not go on floors due to various reasons, and in meantime Kesari which was also based on the true story of one of the bravest battles that India ever fought – the Battle of Saragarhi, released and tuned out to be a box-office hit. 

Randeep captioned his Gatka video as "The ancient Sikh Martial Art called “Gatka”. The Queen of England had once said about the fierce Sikh warriors that “ Any army that has Sikh soldiers, can never be defeated” learned it for 2 years.. though heartbroken about the fate of the movie, what I learned from it is absolutely precious"

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A source close to the actor revealed that Randeep had worked really hard for his role. He did not go for a haircut for almost three years but finally two months ago the actor quit and moved ahead. It is learned that Randeep also tried to assist the producer and director Rajkumar Santoshi financially to arrange funds for his dream project but all went kaput. 

For the unversed, Kesari, based on the Saragarhi battlereleased this Holi on March 21, 2019. The film was a box office hit and featured Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra in lead roles.