Manushi Chhillar


After months of speculations, Yash Raj Films has finally announced the female lead of their much-awaited historical drama Prithviraj, featuring superstar Akshay Kumar in the title role. Manushi Chhillar, who shot to instant fame after winning the prestigious Miss World crown in 2017, has been roped in to play the female lead opposite Khiladi Kumar in the big-ticket movie.

To be directed by well-known filmmaker Chandraprakash Dwivedi, Prithviraj has begun production, and Manushi Chhillar started shooting for the film today on 18th November. Coincidently, 18th November is the same date when she was crowned Miss World exactly two years ago.

 

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Calling it a beautiful coincidence, Manushi said to a newswire, “It is really a beautiful coincidence that I gave my first shot for Prithviraj on the same day that I had won Miss World two years back. November 18 is definitely one of the most special days of my life and I’m thrilled that two of my life’s biggest milestones fall on the same day. Giving the first shot for my debut film was simply surreal.”

The newcomer goes on to add that she is ready to prove herself as an actor. “I know I have a lot of hard work to do to prove myself as an actor and I am prepared to do just that. I wish the universe showers the film and me with tons of good luck.”

 

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For the unversed, the Chandraprakash Dwivedi directorial Prithviraj is based on the life and valour of Rajput king Prithviraj Chauhan who repulsed the early invasions by Muhammad of Ghor, a ruler of the Muslim Ghurid dynasty. Superstar Akshay Kumar plays the title role in the film, while Manushi has been signed to essay the role of Sanyogita, the love of his life.

Made under the banner of Yash Raj Films, Prithviraj is scheduled to release on Diwali 2020.