Miss World 2018 Manushi Chhillar might have just bagged her debut Bollywood film. As reported by an entertainment portal, the former beauty queen is expected to make her Hindi film debut with Yash Raj Films. The film production giant is known for launching many prominent faces in the industry including Ranveer Singh, Parineeti Chopra, Parineeti Chopra, Arjun Kapoor, and Vaani Kapoor among others. Now, Manushi Chhillar might just join the coveted list of the stars who found their first entry in Bollywood through YRF.
A report published in Pinkvilla suggests that the 21-year-old will be seen opposite Akshay Kumar in YRF’s film on Indian king Prithviraj Chauhan. While there’s no confirmation on the same, the speculations around the film have been rife in the media for a while now. The report quotes a source close to the development revealing that Manushi and Akshay will start shooting for the film somewhere later this year. It also claims that while YRF is backing the film as the producer, they have roped in Chandraprakash Dwivedi to direct the film.
The report adds that Manushi will be seen playing the role of Sanyukta, wife of the king. The story of the film will be centred around the love life of Prithviraj and Sanyukta. According to the folk legends, the king eloped with Sanyukta, who was the daughter of Jayachandra, the powerful ruler of the Gahadavala kingdom. It is believed that Sanyukta fell in love with Prithviraj Chauhan after hearing about the stories of his bravery. However, his father refused to get her married to the king and organised a swayamvar in which he didn’t invite Prithviraj. This didn’t deter Prithviraj from stepping ahead and he came to Kannauj with over 100 soldiers and eloped with Sankyukta. The two got married and lived in Delhi thereafter.
The love story of Prithviraj and Sanykta is considered one of the most celebrated romantic sagas from Indian history. A TV show starring Rajat Tokas as Prithviraj Chauhan and Mugdha Chapekar as Sanyukta used to air on Star Plus. Titled Dharti Ka Veer Yodha Prithviraj Chauhan, the show was popular among the Indian viewers and would even win major telly awards during its run.
Meanwhile, how many of you are rooting for Akshay as Prithviraj and Manushi as Sanyukta?