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Akshay Kumar steps into the shoes of Warrior King, Prithviraj Chauhan

Akshay Kumar steps into the shoes of Warrior King, Prithviraj Chauhan

Akshay Kumar steps into the shoes of Warrior King, Prithviraj Chauhan

The rumor mill has been abuzz for the past few months as speculations of an Akshay Kumar and YRF collaboration have been making the rounds. Well, it has finally been confirmed that the superstar is set to play Rajput King Prithviraj Chauhan, produced by Aditya Chopra and directed 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,” a source confirmed.

The film will also center on the love story of the warrior king and his queen, Sanyukta, which is touted as one of the most popular medieval romances in Indian history.

The project is still in pre-production stage and is set to roll on ground mid-2019 after Akshay wraps up his previous projects like Hera Pheri 3, Kesari and Housefull 4. His next release Gold is set to hit theatres in August. It is interesting to note that this is Akshay’s first venture with YRF after more than a decade. Aditya Chopra will also be producing another period drama next year, Shamshera which will star Ranbir Kapoor, Vaani Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt.