The highly anticipated trailer of ‘Prithviraj’, YRF’s first ever historical starring the versatile actor Akshay Kumar and stunning Manushi Chhillar, has been trending worldwide since its release. Within just 24 hours of its grand launch event at YRF Studios in the presence of media and fans, the trailer has created a massive buzz. Within few hours of the release, the trailer of the cinematic epic was trending at No. 1 on YouTube and has galloped past 55+ million views across all three languages (Hindi, Tamil, Telugu) on YouTube and Facebook. It also received over 1 million likes in that time period.
‘PRITHVIRAJ’, based on the life and heroism of the mighty warrior Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan has superstar Akshay Kumar playing the titular role. The gorgeous Manushi Chhillar, who makes her debut with the film, is portraying the gorgeous princess Sanyogita – Prithviraj’s lady love. The ensemble cast includes Sanjay Dutt and Sonu Sood, who play pivotal roles of Kaka Kanha and Chand Vardai respectively
During the trailer launch event Akshay Kumar said, “I want everyone to watch the story of Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan. 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 shared, “I want to say that in my 30 years of career, I am doing such a big historical for the first time. It’s a matter of pride for me that I was offered this film.”
He also added that he was given the book Prithviraj Raso by the director Chandraprakash Dwivedi. He added that as he got deep in the text, he started understanding the ruler. “I really want the world to know about this warrior. I want every child, not just in India but in the world to watch the film. It is an educational film. You would want to show your kids what Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan’s story was. I am extremely proud to work in the film.”
About the success of the trailer Akshay says, “I’m thrilled with the response to the trailer of Prithviraj. We wanted to give a glorious and the most authentic tribute to the incredibly valiant Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan and I’m so happy that the trailer resonated with the audience. It’s amazing to see how people want to know more about the valour of the mighty king and we are humbled that we have been able to make people across the world want to know more about the Samrat.”
He adds, “I’m humbled that people are appreciating my craft and our efforts because we have given it our all to bring Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan to life on screen. It has truly been an honour to play a man who stood for his country, no matter what the consequence.”
Akshay further states, “I share this moment of joy with my director Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi, my producer Aditya Chopra, my co-star Manushi Chhillar, who is debuting in the film, and the brilliant Sanjay Dutt and Sonu Sood and all the actors and technicians who have believed in the mission to make Prithviraj an important film for this generation.”
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 film is set to release on June 3 in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.