- Akshay Kumar-Manushi Chhillar’s historical drama 'Samrat Prithviraj' is banned in Oman and Kuwait
- Akshay Kumar plays the role of Prithviraj Chauhan in the upcoming film
- Samrat Prithviraj will release in cinema halls on June 3
The historical epic 'Samrat Prithviraj', which stars Akshay Kumar in the titular role, has been banned in Kuwait and Oman. Directed by Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi, the film is Yash Raj Films’ first historical creation, based on the glorious life of mighty, brave king Prithviraj Chauhan. Akshay Kumar plays the legendary warrior king who fought valiantly to protect India's freedom from the ruthless invader Muhammad of Ghor in this larger-than-life cinematic spectacle.
A senior trade source on conditions of anonymity said, "It is highly unfortunate that a film that is based on our glorious Hindu Samrat Prithviraj's life and courage has been banned in some international markets like Kuwait and Oman. It seems that these countries have taken this stand in the run up to the film's release." ALSO READ: Akshay Kumar's Samrat Prithviraj: Where to Watch, Trailer, Tickets, Review, Box Office, HD download
The source further shared, "Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan's life is a testimony to the fact that Indians stood up for what is right and defended our country from merciless invaders who only wanted to loot and plunder and murder our people. This film is really buzzing right now and the anticipation is only skyrocketing. Banning his lifestory only makes one question the fact that why can't people take a look at history and accept what happened to India and Hindus."
'Samrat Prithviraj' which has been directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi, also marks the cinematic debut of Manushi Chhillar, who plays the role of Sanyogita. The film is set to release on June 3 in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. It also stars Sonu Sood, Sanjay Dutt, Manav Vij, Ashutosh Rana and Sakshi Tanwar in pivotal roles. Earlier, the film was titled 'Prithviraj' but was later changed to 'Samrat Prithviraj' following a court litigation a week ahead of its release. Samrat Prithviraj: Akshay Kumar-Manushi Chillar in Varanasi; actor takes holy dip in river Ganga
(With IANS inputs)