Akshay Kumar & Manushi Chillar's Prithviraj to create mammoth sets across Maharashtra & Rajasthan? Find out
In Mumbai, the sets are being built in adjoining areas of the city, apart from Film City. In Rajasthan, filming is likely to take place extensively in Jaipur, Udaipur and Jaisalmer.
In the month of November, Yash Raj Films confirmed that Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar is all set to make her debut in Prithviraj opposite Akshay Kumar. Akshay will be playing the role of Prithviraj and Manushi will play the role of the gorgeous princess Sanyogita, Prithviraj’s love of life. On, playing the role of Sanyogita, Manushi said that it is 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 Manushi will try her best to play her as accurately as possible.
And now we got to know that the makers of Prithviraj will have a unit that will create 35 lavish sets across Maharashtra and Rajasthan. According to a source close to the development, “It is a film of epic proportions right from the word go. Akshay and Manushi’s historical will be shot in 35 different sets, most of which will be built in Maharashtra and a couple in Rajasthan. The makers want to make the film a gripping visual spectacle and are going all out to give audiences a visual extravaganza when they finally see the film on screen!” The source added, The film will have incredible fight sequences and will also showcase the opulence of kings and kingdoms back then. Thousands of workers will work day and night to construct these mammoth sized sets. It is definitely a new record that 35 sets are being constructed to shoot a film. This directly shows the level of visual delight that audiences will be a witness to in Prithviraj."
Directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi, Prithviraj will release worldwide on Diwali 2020. On casting Manishi in Prithviraj, the director 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.”