Kumar is essaying the role of the legendary warrior who fought valiantly to protect India from the merciless invader Muhammad of Ghor. Yash Raj Films and director Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi wanted the film to be the most authentic representation of Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan’s life and we have confirmed information that Aditya Chopra converted an entire floor of YRF into a research wing for Prithviraj!
Akshay revealed his first reaction to the script of Prithviraj when it was narrated to him by Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi (Padma Shri).
Akshay says, “I want everyone to watch the story of Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan. When I was narrated the film, I had goosebumps through the narration and immediately said yes to the project because the script blew me away. It is an outstanding script, a true find that brings together history, patriotism, portrayal of the values that we should live by and also tells a story of love that is extremely rare to find.”
He adds, “It has everything that I, as an audience, would go to the cinemas for and it also has huge scale that a historical like this deserves. I jumped at the opportunity because it is truly an honour for any actor to portray someone who has done so much for the India that we know.”
Akshay further says, “As an actor, it is my privilege if I can bring such stories to life. Prithviraj is our labour of love. We have spent every second thinking about how authentically and how gloriously we can pay a tribute to the mighty king who stood for our nation and his countrymen till his last breath.”
Adding, “When I was narrated the film by Dr. Saab, I was taken aback by the amount of research that he has done while writing this film. Writing and directing a historical is not an easy job and I was deeply impressed that he has left no stone unturned to ensure that we are paying the most glorious tribute to Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan’s life and valour. He waited for 18 years of his life nurturing and making Prithviraj the most glorious retelling of the Samrat’s life! I hope that people love this film and it becomes the most authentic reference point for the mighty king’s life.”
Prithviraj has been directed by Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi, who is best known for directing the television epic Chanakya and the critically acclaimed film Pinjar. The ethereally gorgeous Manushi Chhillar plays the role of Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan’s beloved Sanyogita and her launch is definitely one of the most awaited debuts of 2022. The film is set to release on June 3 in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.