Akshay Kumar will team up with Aditya Chopra’s production house, Yash Raj Films, next year, after almost 11 long years. The film will be another period film of Akshay after Kesari and Gold. Directed by filmmaker Chandraprakash Dwivedi, the film is about the great ruler and warrior Prithviraj Chauhan. A source told DNA that, “Akshay and YRF have been discussing to work together for quite some time. There were rumours that Shimit Amin is directing a film with him, but that’s not true. It’s another project that will be helmed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi.”
“It will be mounted on a huge scale. The team will also recreate the 12th century for it. Chandraprakash has been planning to make a movie on Prithviraj Chauhan for the last two-and-a-half years now. Akshay has been his only choice for the role. Aditya loved his storytelling and decided to back the project,” the source added. Previously, there were reports that Akshay will be playing the role of Chanakya but the source said that it was a false alarm. “This film will showcase Akshay as a warrior and also narrate the epic love story of Prithviraj and Sanyukta,” says the source.
The film is likely to release next year and Akshay will start shooting for the film once he is done with Hera Pheri 3. The makers of the film are currently busy with research and pre-production. The source adds, “The project will roll out around mid-next year, after Akshay finishes Hera Pheri 3. Right now, the filmmaker and his team is busy with research and pre-production.”
Prithviraj Chauhan, the last ruler of the Chauhan dynasty, succeeded his father, King Someshvara, after the King’s demise. Prithviraj was known as the warrior king because of his valour and sharp military skills.