It was previously speculated that Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar would make her debut in Bollywood opposite Akshay Kumar in Prithviraj but there was no confirmation. However, now it is confirmed that Yash Raj Films has signed Manushi as the actress for their upcoming historical film Prithviraj, which is based on the life and heroism of King Prithviraj, where superstar Akshay Kumar will play the role of Prithviraj and Manushi will play the role of the gorgeous princess Sanyogita.
Director Chandraprakash Dwivedi before casting Manushi said that they auditioned a lot of young, fresh faces for the role, as they were looking for a gorgeous Indian heroine. As princess Sanyogita was not only incredibly beautiful but also a strong and confident girl, they wanted someone who could match the magnetic persona of Sanyogita, which the director found in Manushi. He said, “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.”
YRF will also manage Manushi completely. Talking about her big Bollywood debut Manushi said, “It is a huge honour to have been chosen by a production house like Yash Raj Films as their heroine! I’m thoroughly happy and thrilled about the learning 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 get such a big project as my debut film, it’s like a new, exciting chapter of my life.”
Manushi also spoke about her role as princess Sanyogita and revealed how the princess was a powerful personality who stood up for what was right and even made the most important decisions of her life by herself. Prithviraj will release worldwide on Diwali 2020.