It’s been a while now since the news of Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar making her Bollywood debut has doing rounds. While it was only chattering, the confirmation has finally arrived. Yash Raj Films has signed Manushi as the heroine of their biggest historical film, Prithviraj based on the life and heroism of the fearless and mighty King Prithviraj. It stars Akshay Kumar in the titular role and Manushi will be essaying the role of Sanyogita, Prithiviraj’s love of life.
The film is being directed by Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi who directed the biggest television epic Chanakya and Pinjar.
We auditioned a lot of young, fresh faces for the role because we were looking for a stunningly gorgeous Indian heroine. While Sanyogita was an incredibly beautiful person, she was also a strong, confident girl. We were looking to find someone who could match the magnetic persona of Sanyogita and we found that in Manushi. She auditioned for the role a couple of times because we wanted to be dead sure with this casting and she nailed it each time. She has been rehearsing six days a week since then and she is being thoroughly groomed for the last 9 months by YRF.
I’m thoroughly happy and thrilled about the learnings that I will have through this journey. My life, so far, has really been a fairy tale. From becoming Miss India and then Miss World to now getting such a big project as my debut film, it’s like a new, exciting chapter of my life. It is a huge responsibility to play princess Sanyogita. She was a powerful personality and she stood up for what is right and took the most important decisions of her life by herself. Her life is an extremely important chapter in Indian history and I will try my best to play her as accurately as possible.
Now that the cast is locked, we are looking forward to this magnum opus!