After Massive Backlash, Akshay Kumar’s Prithviraj Title Gets Changed

Yash Raj Films produced ‘Prithviraj’ is now officially ‘Samrat Prithviraj’.

Akshay Kumar and Manushi Chillar starrer ‘Prithviraj’ name has been altered due to Karni Sena’s objections. The film title has been renamed to Samrat Prithviraj just a week before its release. Yash Raj Films produced ‘Prithviraj’ is now officially changed to ‘Samrat Prithviraj’. The historical drama is set to hit the big screen on June 3rd, 2022.

Recently, Karni Sena, who had concerns regarding the film, provided a green signal but asked the makers to add the prefix Samrat to the original title Prithviraj. Ostensibly, the filmmakers accepted the demand and changed the title Prithviraj to Samrat Prithviraj.

Prithviraj title changed:

YRF wrote an official letter to the Shri Rajput Karni Sena President, Mahipalsingh Makrana, “Dear Sir, we, Yash Raj Films Private Limited, have been one of the leading production houses and distribution companies since its inception in the 1970s and continue to grow as one of India’s largest film studios. We have produced some of the most iconic films in the history of Indian cinema and have goodwill from over 50 years in the entertainment industry. We are committed to constantly creating and producing content for the enjoyment of all audiences.”

“We sincerely appreciate your effort in alerting us about your grievance in relation to the current title of the Film, and assure you that we did not, and do not, intend to hurt the sentiments of any person(s) or disrespect the late king and warrior, Prithviraj Chauhan. In fact, we wish to celebrate his bravery, achievements, and contribution to our nation’s history, through this Film,” the letter added.

A part of the letter penned by the CEO of YRF read, “As per the multiple rounds of discussions between us, and to peacefully and amicably resolve the raised grievance, we will change the title of the Film to “Samrat Prithviraj”. We are highly appreciative of the mutual agreement reached between us that you have no further objections with regards to our Film and that all other points raised by you earlier are no longer a point of contention between us. We thank Shri Rajput Karni Sena and its members for understanding our good intentions pertaining to the depiction of the great warrior in the Film. We are grateful to have your complete support, locally and globally, for release of the Film and for the assurances provided in your letter.”

Talking about the film, Akshay Kumar will be seen playing the role of one of the historic heroes ‘Prithviraj Chauhan’ of the Chauhan dynasty. The story will revolve around The First Battle of Tarain. Miss World 2017 Manushi Chillar will make her Bollywood debut with this film. Chandraprakash Dwivedi’s directorial also stars Sanjay Dutt, Manav Vij, Sonu Sood, and Ashutosh Rana. 

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