Akshay Kumar and Manushi Chillar starrer Prithviraj is based on THIS epic book, reveals director

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One of the most anticipated movies of the year is Akshay Kumar and Manushi Chillar starrer Prithviraj. The historical drama will see Akshay Kumar play the titular role. Director Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi will be directing the project. In a statement, he mentioned how an epic Prithviraj Raso is the inspiration behind this much-awaited historical.
Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi has helmed some incredibly reviewed projects like Pinjar, Mohalla Assi and also directed the iconic television show Chanakya.

Revealing about his inspiration for Akshay Kumar starrer Prithviraj, Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi revealed, “Prithviraj is also based mainly on medieval literature, an epic called ‘Prithviraj Raso’ by the great poet Chand Bardai. Apart from a couple of versions of Raso, there are many other literary works on Prithviraj, his life and times. In addition to these, there are commentaries on Raso.

Dwivedi says that for Prithviraj he had to deep dive into exhaustive research on the warrior king. He added, “I get involved in exhaustive research as I enjoy the process of entering the unknown and unexplored world of great heroes of India and their times. It is like having a dialogue with these great characters in their times. I am sure most of the writers must have experienced this strange phenomenon.”

The filmmaker also revealed why he feels the stories of Prithviraj are relevant in today’s times. He shared, “I do not make characters like Prithviraj to make them relevant for young viewers. I choose them as my subject for cinema as they are relevant for our times and all times to come. They are shining bright stars in the galaxy of great historical characters which will inspire many generations to come.”

Prithviraj is being produced by Yash Raj Films and has been shot in their studios itself. It is one of the biggest projects by YRF.

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