Not the first film in the history of cinema to have it’s name changed, Akshay Kumar-starrer war drama, Prithviraj is to be renamed Samrat Prithviraj. This happened a few days after reports of the members of Shri Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena asking the makers to change the name. Apparently, members had expressed their concern over the release of this movie, uncertain if it may stir up some controversy, but after viewing it, they gave and, only asking the makers to change the name and add ‘Samrat’ to the title. The makers were considerate enough to make the changes as deemed necessary.
After having made the respective changes, the CEO of YRF wrote a letter to the national president, youth president, and the Maharashtra president of the Karni Sena. The letter stated that after a discussion on the said topic, they have decided to change the name as per the requirements of the Sena. We thank Shri Rajput Karni Sena and its members for understanding our good intentions pertaining to the depiction of the great warrior in the Film. We are grateful to have your complete support, locally and globally, for release of the Film and for the assurances provided in your letter,” read a part of the letter penned by the CEO.
Samrat Prithviraj will see Akshay Kumar playing the great warrior, along with Sanjay Dutt, Sonu Sood, Ashutosh Rana among others. This film will also be the debut of former beauty pageant winner Manushi Chhillar. It will hit the theatres on June 3, 2022.