At the trailer launch of Prithviraj, Akshay Kumar got emotional as he remembered his late mother at the event. The actor recently penned a heartfelt note for his mom on Mother’s Day.
The trailer of Akshay Kumar’s Prithviraj was released May 9. At a grand launch event that took place in Mumbai, Akshay Kumar not just released his film’s trailer but he also spoke about Prithviraj at length. Khiladi Kumar also got teary-eyed while remembering his late mother, Aruna Bhatia. While remembering his late mom, Akshay wished that his mom could be around to see him play the lead role in Prithviraj.
The trailer showcases the story of Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan’s (played by Akshay Kumar) valor, courage and beyond. Based on medieval poet Chand Bardai’s epic poem Prithviraj Raso, the period drama features Akshay Kumar in the titular role, while Manushi Chhiallr, in her Bollywood debut, plays the role of Prithviraj Raso’s wife, Princess Sanyogita. The trailer also showcases their love story. Sanjay Dutt stars as the trusted aide Kaka Kanha, while Sonu Sood is seen as Chand Vardai. The trailer also has glimpses of Ashutosh Rana. The descriptor along with the film’s trailer on YouTube read: “His sword knows nothing but victory. He is Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan. Releasing in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Celebrate Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan.”
The film’s release date has been shifted multiple times due to the pandemic and the nationwide lockdowns. However, it will finally hit the screens on June 3 in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. The film marks the Bollywood debut of former Miss World Manushi Chillar, who was crowned in the year 2017.
Prithviraj has been directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi, who is best known for helming and starring in television epic Chanakya (1991) and the feature film Pinjar (2003). The film has been backed by Aditya Chopra’s Yash Raj Films.