Birthday boy Akshay Kumar announces his first historical film, says 'honoured' to play Prithviraj Chauhan
Earlier in the day, National Award-winning actor Akshay Kumar, who turned 52 today, announced that he is all set to play Prithviraj Chauhan on screen.
"Elated to share about my 1st historical film on my birthday! Humbled to have the opportunity to play a hero I look up to for his valor & values - Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan in one of my biggest films #Prithviraj," he tweeted.
Elated to share about my 1st historical film on my birthday!Humbled to have the opportunity to play a hero I look up to for his valor & values- Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan in one of my biggest films #Prithviraj.— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) September 9, 2019
Producer @yrf,director #DrChandraprakashDwivedi, releasing Diwali 2020 pic.twitter.com/Q2nD5KE3KR
The actor also said that it is an honour to be essaying the role of one of the most "fearless and courageous kings of India".
"It is truly an honour that I will be playing the role of one of the most fearless and courageous kings of India, Prithviraj Chauhan. As a nation, we should always celebrate our heroes and immortalize what they did to propagate the values that Indians lived by," said Akshay.
Truly happy to share the news of my first historical film on my birthday. I’m humbled to have the opportunity to play a hero I look up to for his valor and values - Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan - in one of my biggest films #Prithviraj produced by @yrf . Directed by #DrChandraprakashDwivedi. #Prithviraj in theatres Diwali 2020. LINK IN BIO
The actor also added that this film is an attempt to bring to light Prithviraj Chauhan's valour and daredevilry.
"Prithviraj was the only person standing in front of a merciless nemesis and the bravery he showed, made him a true Indian hero, an inspiration for generations and a legend. So this announcement coming on my birthday has indeed made it more special for me," Akshay added.
Historians and folk legends portray Prithviraj Chauhan as an incredibly brave king who faced the merciless Muhammad Ghori and his ruthless invaders of India. Prithviraj's daredevilry and heroism made him a legend.
Produced by Yash Raj Films and directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi, the film is scheduled to release worldwide on Diwali 2020.