Confirmed: Akshay Kumar to romance Miss World 2017 Manushi Chillar in ‘Prithviraj’

After quite a long time, Yash Raj Films are ready to launch a fresh new face in Bollywood opposite the original Khiladi Kumar in the upcoming film based on the life of Prithviraj Chauhan.

The film ‘Prithvi’ will have Miss World 2017 Manushi Chillar making her Bollywood debut opposite none other than Akshay Kumar. Manushi will be seen essaying the role of ‘Sanyogita’, the love of ruler Prithviraj Chauhan’s life.

According to reports, the casting folks at YRF were on a big hunt to find the right ‘Sanyogita’ for their eclectic Prithviraj. The makers wanted to zero down on a fresh face who was beautiful but also confident and head-strong like the real-life Sanyogita .

The team auditioned several new faces but finally selected Manushi, who had to audition as many as 6 times. The makers liked her instantly but also wanted to be doubly sure about Manushi, hence the multiple rounds of auditions for the beautiful girl.

As per reports, Manushi said that she is thoroughly delighted and honoured to have been chosen for the prestigious role. She feels it is a huge responsibility for her to play Princess Sanyogita who was not only an important part of Indian history but also a very strong lady who made major decisions of her life by herself.

She said she would give in her 100% to bring out the best possible in the given role. As a part of preparing for the role, Manushi has been rehearsing six days a week for the last nine months.

Talking about her career in the glamour world so far, Manushi said her life has been like a fairytale so far. Right from becoming Miss India to then bagging the title of Miss World in 2017 and now such a huge project for Bollywood debut – All of it feels like a dream. Now, she is ready to begin this new exciting chapter of her life.

On the eve of his 52 birthday, Akshay Kumar revealed the first teaser of ‘Prithviraj’. It is Akshay Kumar’s first-ever historic film in 29 years of his Bollywood acting career. Naturally, the star is elated to have been challenged with a fine role after all these years.

Directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi and produced by Yash Raj Films, ‘Prithviraj’ is an Indian biopic based of heroism, valour and tales of bravery of the legendary ruler Prithviraj Chauhan.

The film is slated to release on Diwali¬† 2020. Besides, Akshay Kumar will have several big releases throughout the year. First ‘Laxmmi Bomb’, then ‘Prithviraj’ then ‘Bachchan Pandey’. The actor has blocked all major festival releases to his name.

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