On the occasion of his 52nd birthday, Akshay Kumar announced his next film titled Prithviraj, his first ever historical film. The mega project will see the superstar playing the titular role. He shared a sneak-peek from the film on Twitter and wrote, ''Humbled to have the opportunity to play a hero I look up to for his valor & values- Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan in one of my biggest films.’’
Elated to share about my 1st historical film on my birthday!Humbled to have the opportunity to play a hero I look up to for his valor & values- Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan in one of my biggest films #Prithviraj.— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) September 9, 2019
Producer @yrf,director #DrChandraprakashDwivedi, releasing Diwali 2020 pic.twitter.com/Q2nD5KE3KR
Speaking about this, Akshay had said, "It is truly an honour that I will be playing the role of one of the most fearless and courageous kings of India, Prithviraj Chauhan. As a nation, we should always celebrate our heroes and immortalize what they did to propagate the values that Indians lived by. Prithviraj is our attempt to bring to light his valour and daredevilry. Prithviraj was the only person standing in front of a merciless nemesis and the bravery he showed, made him a true Indian hero, an inspiration for generations and a legend. So this announcement coming on my birthday has indeed made it more special for me."
The film will be produced by Yash Raj Films and directed by Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi of Mohalla Assi fame. It is slated for Diwali 2020 release. It is said to go on floors by November this year. The biopic will be shot in Mumbai and Rajasthan.
Prithiviraj is considered one of the bravest rulers of the Chahamana dynasty and fought against the huge Ghurid army when they tried to invade the country in 1192 CE.
Apart from Prithviraj, the actor has several interesting films lined up, including Laxmmi Bomb and Sooryavanshi.