"Prithviraj is my dream project."
The trailer of Akshay Kumar’s upcoming film Prithviraj, directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi and produced by Yash Raj Films, was released on May 9, 2022.
It will star Akshay Kumar in the title role of king Prithviraj Chauhan of the Chauhan dynasty and will revolve around The First Battle of Tarain, in which he faced Muhammad Ghori of the Ghurid dynasty.
Former Miss World Manushi Chillar, who is making her Bollywood debut with the film, will star opposite Akshay as Sanyogita.
Akshay Kumar took to his social media accounts to share the trailer and wrote:
“This is the story of Prithviraj Chauhan. Releasing in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
“Celebrate Samrat #Prithviraj Chauhan with #YRF50 only at a theatre near you on 3rd June.”
The trailer begins with Prithiviraj being crowned as the ruler of Delhi in a grand ceremony and shows how stories of his bravery won over Sanyogita.
It also shows Sanjay Dutt as Prithviraj’s blind uncle.
Sonu Sood appears as Prithiviraj’s loyal friend Chandravardai.
Manav Vij enters the scene as invader Sultan Mohammed Ghori and announces a war against Delhi.
Prithiviraj faces him on the battlefield, while Sanyogita puts garland on his statue when questioned about her relationship with him.
Prithviraj is based on Prithviraj Raso, a Braj Bhasha epic poem about the life of Prithviraj Chauhan.
The film is written and directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi.
In an earlier interview, the director who brought us Chanakya, Mohalla Assi and Pinjar, spoke about how he has been living with the story for almost two decades.
He said: “Prithviraj is my dream project. It’s a script that I have nurtured for a long, long time because of the extensive research work that was needed before I even attempted to make a film on this mighty and legendary king.
“To be precise, Prithviraj’s final research took about six months for me to be fully satisfied that every single fact was checked multiple times.”
Akshay, meanwhile, termed Prithviraj as a synergy of “history, patriotism, the portrayal of the values that we should live by, and also tells a story of love that is rare to find.”
He said he was awed by Prithviraj Chauhan’s story.
The film, which has faced multiple delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic, is scheduled for release on June 3, 2022.
The film will also be released in Tamil and Telugu languages. It also stars Sakshi Tanwar, Ashutosh and Lalit Tiwari in pivotal roles.