Recently, actor Akshay Kumar completed 30 years in the film industry and I was a little surprised when I heard the figure. Even though I have grown alongside the star's career, but the excitement and gusto that he possesses till date sometimes makes me feel like he is still a fresher in the industry. In these 30 years, Akshay has established himself as one of the biggest superstars of Indian cinema out there, and with that stature, the celebration of this milestone had to be something matching up to it. And that's what Yash Raj Films, the makers of Akshay's next Prithviraj, ensured.
Prithviraj is based on the life and valour of the fearless and mighty Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan. Akshay is essaying the role of the legendary warrior who fought valiantly against the merciless invader Muhammad of Ghor. To celebrate the actor completing 3 decades in the Hindi film industry, YRF created a new Prithviraj poster that featured every single film that Akshay has been a part of. The team caught Akshay by surprise with this poster unveiling activity and the actor was deeply overwhelmed by the gesture.
Check out the unveiling video here:
In the video, Akshay is seen saying,
“It didn’t even cross my mind that this activity is happening to celebrate my 30 years in cinema! It’s fascinating that 30 years have passed since my first film Saugandh! The first shot of my film career was at Ooty and it was an action shot! Thank you very much for this gesture. This is really special.”
Prithviraj has been directed by Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi, who is best known for directing the television epic Chanakya and the critically acclaimed film Pinjar. Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar makes her debut with the film and she plays the role of King Prithviraj’s beloved Sanyogita. The film is set to release on June 3 in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.
I feel so proud to have a superstar amongst us who, even after 30 years, is entertaining us with as much excitement and dedication as he had in his first film. Akshay has just grown with each film of his and these 30 years are just the beginning, as I am certain that there are several decades of his stardom to come and I can't wait to see them unveil in front of my eyes.