With the success of Padman and Gold last year, Akshay Kumar has done a wonderful job at the box office and it turned out to be a joyous year for him. This year, 2.0 superstar, has four films to release including Kesari in March, Good News will hit the theatres in July. Meanwhile, Mission Mangal and Housefull 4 will be out in August and October, respectively.
And if rumors are to be believed, Akshay has signed his next flick in which he will be playing Indian king Prithviraj Chauhan with the same title of the movie. According to the media reports, this period drama will be directed by Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi of Mohalla Assi fame and is planning to release in 2020. Although there is an official statement is yet to be made, Akshay Kumar is on-board for the film and started the preparations for it.
Earlier, on 1st January, Akshay announced that he is doing ‘two action-packed films this year’ with a tweet on his Twitter official. People thought that he was talking about Kesari and Sooryavanshi but the shooting of these movies was already done in December 2018. As per the reports, he was talking about, Prithviraj Chauhan.
This period drama will take the audience back in 1178-1192 AD when Prithviraj Chauhan ruled the country.
Producing under the banner of Yash Raj Films, this film is going to direct by Chandraprakash Dwivedi. Allegedly it is said, “Akshay and YRF have been discussing to work together for quite some time. There were rumors 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”.
For the uninitiated, Prithviraj Chauhan was an Indian king from the Chauhan dynasty, who ruled in the Delhi region of north-western India. He is best remembered for his battle against Muhammad of Ghor (in modern-day Afghanistan) in 1191-92 AD, called the Second battle of Tarain.