For Prithviraj, the director, Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi, and Yash Raj Films have worked hard to create the world of this historical drama with an unforgettable story, amazing sets and costumes, and, of course, the brilliant cast of Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Dutt, Sonu Sood, and Manushi Chhillar in her debut film.
Prithviraj is based on the life and valour of the fearless and mighty King Prithviraj Chauhan, the legendary warrior who fought valiantly to protect India from the merciless invader Muhammad of Ghor.
Of course, one of hallmarks and an integral aspect of an Indian film is the music and for Prithviraj, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy have composed the epic soundtrack.
We have a sneak listen into the romantic track of the film sung by Arijit Singh and Shreya Ghoshal
Akshay says, “In the 30 years of my journey in cinema, I have been fortunate to get amazing romantic tracks that have got a lot of love from my fans and audiences and I’m confident that Makhmali, sung by Arijit Singh and Shreya Ghoshal will also get the same amount of love from people. Makhmali has to rank as one of the most soulful romantic tracks of my film career.”
He adds, “The song is picturised on the mesmerisingly beautiful and pure love story between Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan and his beloved Princess Sanyogita. Theirs was a relationship of equals. They were forward thinking and they worked hard to tell people that men and women are equals and that gender parity was necessary for the betterment of society. I love the song and it’s been on loop on my phone. I hope everyone loves Makhmali too.”
Newcomer Manushi Chhillar plays the role of King Prithviraj’s beloved Sanyogita. About the song she says, “I love the entire album of Prithviraj and Makhmali has a special place in my heart. It’s the first romantic track of my career and it’s beautiful. I’ve grown up watching YRFs romantic songs and I’ve gotten to finally do one.”
Adding, “It’s simply amazing that I have got someone like Arijit Singh and Shreya Ghoshal singing for my first love song! They’re both masters of what they do and I’m just so grateful for my debut. Makhmali captures the purity of love that Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan and Princess Sanyogita had for each other.”
In an interesting twist, they are only releasing teasers for the songs of the film because they want you to experience the full musical magic within the world of Prithviraj! We can’t wait!
Prithviraj is set to release on June 3 in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.