After giving major hits this year including PadMan and Gold, Khiladi Akshay Kumar has signed another big project with a leading production house. According to reports, the actor has been roped in for Yash Raj Films’ next big budget project.
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Helmed by 2003 film Pinjar fame Chandraprakash Dwivedi, the period drama will have Akshay, essaying the role of warrior king Prithviraj Chauhan. The title of the movie has not been finalised yet.
“The film 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. This film will showcase Akshay as a warrior and also narrate the epic love story of Prithviraj and Sanyukta," a source revealed.
For the uninitiated, Prithviraj Chauhan was a 12th-century king who ruled present-day Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi and some parts of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradhesh. His eternal love story with princess of Kannauj Sanyogita remains to win hearts all around the world. It is also said that Chauhan was the last Rajput king to rule Delhi, before the conquest of Muslims.
On the work front, Akshay Kumar has finished the shoot for Housefull4. He will reportedly start filming the historic drama next year after finishing work on Hera Pheri 3. He will also be seen in Dharma Productions' Kesari, Good News and Mission Mangal.