‘To play Sanyogita is a huge responsibility’: Manushi Chhillar; former Miss World to pair opposite Akshay Kumar in ‘Prithviraj Chauhan’

Akshay Kumar’s Prithviraj Chauhan will be the big Diwali release next year. To be directed by Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi, it will be made under the banner of Yash Raj Films. It is expected to clash with Kangana Ranaut’s action thriller, Dhaakad which is also scheduled to hit theatres around the festival.

Former beauty queen Manushi Chhillar will play the role of Sanyogita while Akshay is in the title role.

Talking about choosing Manushi for the film, director Dwivedi said, “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.”

‘My life so far has been a fairy tale’

Manushi said her life so far has been a fairy tale and she is now looking forward to her big debut. “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.” Manushi finds it 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,” she added.