The worst kept secret is now official. The Yash Raj Films has finally confirmed Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar as the heroine of their film Prithviraj, based on King Prithviraj Chauhan. While Akshay will starr as Prithviraj, Manushi will play the role of the gorgeous Sanyogita, Prithiviraj's wife.
The film is set to be directed by Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi known for directing the biggest television epic Chanakya—based on the life and times of the most influential political strategist of India — and the multiple award-winning film Pinjar.
Dwivedi says, “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 and confident girl. We were looking to find someone who could match the magnetic persona of Sanyogita and found that in Manushi. 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.”
And for Manushi it is a huge honour to have chosen by Yash Raj Films and can’t contain her excitement.
“I’m thoroughly happy and thrilled about the news 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. It is a huge responsibility to play princess Sanyogita. She was a powerful personality and 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," adds the Miss World.