Akshay Kumar’s ‘Kesari’ based on the battle of Saragarthi is making a lot of noise these days owing to its magnanimous trailer and the humongous response it has got till now.
However, a lot of people, who’re not much aware of the Sikh history, are wondering about the reason for so much weight of Akshay Kumar’s turban which, according to sources, weighs about 6 Kg!
In an interview Kesari’s costume designer Sheetal Sharma was quoted to be saying that “This turban was tied using 18-metre-long cloth. It’s a special turban. It was quite robust and protected the head of Ishar Singh during wars. It acts like a helmet as even a bullet cannot pass through it.”
[h4] It’s a special turban. It was quite robust and protected the head of Ishar Singh during wars. It acts like a helmet as even a bullet cannot pass through it.[/h4]
Further she said that what added to the weight of turban is water and a metal ring. “We shot the film in Wai, Maharashtra, and the heat was intense. So, we used to spray water on the turban to keep it cool. That apart, if you see the picture, his turban has a metal ring. It’s called a chakra, which holds the turban in place. Also, it acts like a weapon during crisis situation. The edges of the ring are so sharp that it can cut someone’s wrist or stomach,” she added.
Sheetal also said that once, Akshay made the entire crew to wear the turban as he wanted everyone to understand how the soldiers fought wearing such a huge and heavy headgear. “During action scenes where Akshay had to jump, slide, etc, he found it difficult to shoot wearing the turban, but ultimately he did it,” Sheetal added.