Akshay Kumar announces film on Prithviraj Chauhan on his 52nd birthday!
Superstar Akshay Kumar is on a roll these days and he has no intentions of slowing down. Currently riding high on the success of Mission Mangal, the actor has about half a dozen big budget films in his kitty. On the occasion of his 52nd birthday recently, Akshay had a special surprise planned for his fans as he announced his first historical project – Prithviraj.
Akshay took to social media to make the big announcement, “Truly happy to share the news of my first historical film on my birthday. I’m humbled to have the opportunity to play a hero I look up to for his valor and values – Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan – in one of my biggest films #Prithviraj.”
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Truly happy to share the news of my first historical film on my birthday. I’m humbled to have the opportunity to play a hero I look up to for his valor and values – Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan – in one of my biggest films #Prithviraj produced by @yrf . Directed by #DrChandraprakashDwivedi. #Prithviraj in theatres Diwali 2020. LINK IN BIO
Speaking about the project Akshay was quoted as saying, “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 is directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi and produced by Yash Raj films. As the three Khans haven’t announced any movie yet for the big festivals next year, Akshay has already called dibs on all the festive holidays. With Prithviraj slated for a Diwali 2020 release, his other films Laxmmi Bomb and Bachchan Pandey will be hitting theatres on Eid 2020 and Christmas 2020 respectively. Additionally, he also has Housefull 4 and Good News releasing this year and Rohit Shetty’s Sooryavanshi releasing next year.