After Karan Johar and Akshay Kumar announced their grand collaboration with the first look of the film, the Kesari team, almost a week later, confirmed the name of the leading lady for the film. Karan Johar once again took to Twitter on Wednesday evening and announced the name of Parineeti Chopra as the lead actress for the film Kesari. Karan \u201cThe lead actress in #KESARI is ....PARINEETI CHOPRA! @ParineetiChopra (sic),\u201d with an image of Akshay Kumar\u2019s look in the film. But Karan was not spared for sharing the update without Parineeti's picture and with Akshay's photo instead. KJo trying make amends later shared the news again, this time with Parineeti's image. ''Ok guys that was meant to be an image of Kesari whilst announcing the lead actress of the film. Clearly Twitter is quick to jump and attack! Apologies!!!!! This is to re-announce the wonderfully talented Parineeti Chopra as lead cast of Kesari." the director tweeted. The lead actress in #KESARI is ....PARINEETI CHOPRA! @ParineetiChopra pic.twitter.com\/kP2VV1fqp9 \u2014 Karan Johar (@karanjohar) January 10, 2018 Earlier the first look of Kesari featured a saffron turban-clad Akshay Kumar on the poster. The director had taken to his twitter account to announce the film\u2019s collaboration saying, \u201dExtremely excited to see this exceptional and brave story unfold!!! @akshaykumar #KESARI #holi2019.\u201d The film is based on \u201dThe Battle of Saragarhi\u201d. Earlier, the movie was being produced by Karan Johar as well as Salman Khan but the latter pulled out due to some unknown reasons. Akshay Kumar, while promoting his upcoming movie PadMan at an event had confirmed that after Salman Khan\u2019s decision to pull out, he will be making the movie with Karan Johar. It is for the first time that Akshay and Karan have collaborated as producers. Directed by Anurag Singh, Kesari will hit the screens on Holi 2019. Ok guys that was meant to be an image of #KESARI whilst announcing the lead actress of the film! Clearly Twitter is quick to Jump and attack! Apologies!!!!! This is to re announce the wonderfully talented @ParineetiChopra as lead cast of #KESARI pic.twitter.com\/5IXYjjDcgy \u2014 Karan Johar (@karanjohar) January 10, 2018 This will be Akshay Kumar's second release this year after Pad Man which releases on January 25. The film by R Balki starring Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor is the most anticipated film of 2018. Given Akshay Kumar\u2019s success rate the anticipation round his film is very evident. Pad Man is inspired by the life of Coimbatore-based Arunachalam Muruganantham who strived to find a cheaper alternative to manufacture affordable sanitary napkins for the women of his village.