‘Prithviraj Chauhan’: 53 year old Akshay Kumar will be seen romancing with 23 year old Manushi Chhillar in his next movie YRF’s Prithviraj, Here’s all you need to know about the upcoming film


‘Prithviraj’ 2021 film: Upcoming historical film Prithviraj, which will star Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar as the legendary king Prithviraj Chauhan, will be based on the epic poem Prithviraj Raso by Chand Bardai.

About the film ‘Prithviraj’

The highly anticipated movie’s director Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi, who has a fascination to adapt movies from path-breaking books, revealed that the epic Prithviraj Raso is the inspiration behind Prithviraj.

Revealing details about the movie, he said,

“Prithviraj is also based mainly on medieval literature, an epic called Prithviraj Raso by the great poet Chand Bardai. Apart from a couple of versions of Raso, there are many other literary works on Prithviraj, his life, and times. In addition to these, there are commentaries on Raso.”

The filmmaker believes that the stories of great warriors like that of Prithviraj are extremely relevant in today’s times where good is constantly locked in a battle with evil. He said,

“I do not make characters like Prithviraj to make them relevant for young viewers. I choose them as my subject for cinema as they are relevant for our times and all times to come. They are shining bright stars in the galaxy of great historical characters which will inspire many generations to come.”

Akshay Kumar and Manushi Chhillar in ‘Prithviraj Chauhan’

Bankrolled by Yash Raj Films, ‘Prithviraj’ will be based on the life and heroism of the fearless and mighty King Prithviraj Chauhan. While Akshay will be seen essaying the role of the legendary warrior who fought valiantly against the merciless Muhammad of Ghor, the ethereally gorgeous Manushi Chhillar will make her much-awaited debut opposite Akshay in the role of Prithviraj’s wife, Sanyogita.

Akshay Kumar starts shooting for YRF'S Prithviraj | Gabruu.com
Akshay Kumar and Manushi Chhillar in ‘Prithviraj’

‘Prithviraj Chauhan’ Release Date

The film will be released on 5 November 2021 in India. It will be released in Hindi language.

‘Prithviraj Chauhan’ Teaser

Take a look at the teaser below if you haven’t already:

Here’s what the Director Chandraprakash Dwivedi said about his experience

Dwivedi said that for Prithviraj he had to deep dive into exhaustive research on the warrior king. He shared,

“I get involved in exhaustive research as I enjoy the process of entering the unknown and unexplored world of great heroes of India and their times. It is like having a dialogue with these great characters in their times. I am sure most of the writers must have experienced this strange phenomenon.”

Akshay Kumar-Manushi Chhillar's 'Prithviraj' is inspired from THIS epic,  reveals director Dr Chandraparaksh Dwivedi
Akshay Kumar and Manushi Chhillar

Speaking about the research process, he added,

“Apart from the story, I love to research art, archaeology, costumes, material culture, and available historical data. In other words, I love to do archaeological exploration and excavation in the pages of a literary work or historical fiction to recreate the era and personalities of its time. This gives me immense pleasure and satisfaction as an artist who loves to paint cinema’s canvas with lights and camera.”

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