Actor Akshay Kumar who is celebrating his 52nd birthday today was from quite some time in the news for his participation in historical drama Prithviraj. The Mission Mangal actor, on the special occasion, took to his social media account on Monday to share the poster along with the release date of the film in which he will be seen playing the role of the great warrior, Prithviraj Chauhan. It seems as if the actor is going to make all the festivals of 2020 dhamakedaar this time as his films Laxmmi Bomb will release on Eid 2020 and Bachchan Pandey is slated to release on Christmas 2020.
Akshay on his Instagram account shared the poster and wrote alongside, “Elated to share about my 1st historical film on my birthday!Humbled to have the opportunity to play a hero I look up to for his valor & values- Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan in one of my biggest films #Prithviraj. Producer @yrf,director #DrChandraprakashDwivedi, releasing Diwali 2020.”
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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
In a recent interview to Hindustan Times, the actor said, "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."
Not much details about the film are out yet but there are reports which suggest that the film will revolve around the First Battle Of Tarain and is expected to go on floors by November this year. The film will be shot in Mumbai and Rajasthan and if reports by Bhaskar are considered, Sanjay Dutt will be seen playing the role of Muhammad Ghor. Have a look at the teaser here: