Manushi Chhillar opens up about her debut film Prithviraj’s Diwali release in theatres

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Miss World 2017, Manushi Chhillar, is all set to enter the world of glitz and glamour. The 23-year-old beauty will be seen opposite Akshay Kumar in Chandraprakash Dwivedi’s historical action drama, Prithviraj. The makers of Prithviraj recently announced that the Akshay and Manushi starrer will hit the silver screens on November 5 i.e on Diwali. Now that Prithviraj has finally got a release date, the beauty Queen is excited that her debut film is releasing during the festival of lights. The film is produced by Yash Raj Films (YRF).

Speaking about her film’s release date, Manushi shares, “Growing up, I remember going to the theatre to watch a movie during Diwali. It was evident to us that one of the biggest films of the year would be released on Diwali and were a community viewing exercise. Today, as my film has been slated as a Diwali release, I can only be grateful that I’m getting this launch by YRF.” Manushi also shared that she is looking forward to knowing the audience’s reaction to her debut film.


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Getting a Diwali release for your debut film is indeed a matter of great pride and Manushi is super excited about it. Ahead of Manushi’s debut, fans are busy drawing a parallel between her and Deepika Padukone‘s career. Both of them have a modelling background and even Deepika’s debut film Om Shanti Om had hit the marquee during Diwali.

Sharing her thoughts on these comparisons, Manushi said, “When you say that I’m getting a Diwali debut similar to the debut Deepika Padukone got with Om Shanti Om, I can only consider myself fortunate. Deepika is someone many girls look up to and is an inspiration to many. Honestly, I’m not over-burdening myself with the expectations. I want to enjoy the release of my first film and I want this process to be etched in my mind forever. So, I wish to cherish every step of the way.” In this historical action-drama, Akshay will be essaying the role of the warrior, Prithviraj Chauhan and Manushi will be playing the role of Sanyogita.

Interestingly, Manushi’s debut film will be clashing with Shahid Kapoor starrer Jersey at the box-office.

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