Akshay Kumar to play Prithviraj Chauhan in Aditya Chopra’s next?

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Having a period film to your credit is every actor’s dream. We have quite a few period films lined up. First, we have ‘Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi’ which stars Kangana Ranaut in the titular role. Then we have Ajay Devgn playing the title role in ‘Taanaji: The Unsung Warrior’. The film is based on Subedar Taanaji Malusare who was a military leader in Chatrapati Shivaji’s army. And now if reports are to be believed, then our very own Khiladi Kumar is all set to play Prithviraj Chauhan in Yash Raj Film’s upcoming film.

A source close to the development told DNA, “Akshay and YRF have been discussing to work together for quite some time. There were rumours that Shimit Amin is directing a film with him, but that’s not true. It’s another project that will be helmed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi.”

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The project is a period film which will apparently be mounted on a huge scale. Revealing more about the film, the source said, “It will be mounted on a huge scale. The team will also recreate the 12th century for it. Chandraprakash has been planning to make a movie on Prithviraj Chauhan for the last two-and-a-half years now. Akshay has been his only choice for the role. Aditya loved his storytelling and decided to back the project.” (Also Read: ‘Gold’ poster gives a glimpse of the team that dreamed to unite the nation)

The source further added, ” This film will showcase Akshay as a warrior and also narrate the epic love story of Prithviraj and Sanyukta.” As the research and pre-production of the film are still underway the actor will start prepping for this period drama next year.

With Akshay Kumar playing Prithviraj Chauhan in the film we are eager to know who the makers cast as Sanjukta in the film. However, with no official announcement made about this film yet, all we can do is wait and watch.

Till then stay tuned for more such interesting updates.