Akshay Kumar on Monday announced his film Kesari is slated to be released in Japan on August 16, a day after India's Independence Day.

The 51-year-old actor took to Twitter to share the news. "'Kesari', a film based on one of the bravest battles ever fought : 21 courageous soldiers against 10,000 invaders, is set to conquer Japan on 16th August, 2019!" Akshay wrote.

He also shared the Japanese poster of the film.Based on the historic Battle of Saragarhi, the movie is produced by Akshay's Cape of Good Hope Films and Karan Johar's Dharma Productions.

Zee Studios International took the film to 55 territories across the world and is now gearing up to showcase the film in Japan. This will be Akshay's second outing in the territory after "PadMan".

Vibha Chopra, Head-Global Syndication and International Film Distribution, ZEE Entertainment, said in a statement: "'Kesari' is a rare gem that transcends boundaries. It's a tale which will resonate with audiences across the globe and its successful run at the global box office proves that. 

"Japan is not a traditional or a mainstream market like the US, UK or the Middle East and we are excited to see how the diaspora reacts to an acclaimed title like 'Kesari' which was loved globally."

Also featuring Parineeti Chopra, the Anurag Singh-directed film released in India on March 21.