Manushi Chhillar To Debut In Bollywood With Akshay Kumar
Following the footsteps of Aishwarya Rai, Sushmita Sen and Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar is all set to make her debut in the movie world opposite Akshay Kumar in his upcoming movie.
The former beauty pageant winner will work in the upcoming period drama titled Prithviraj and will portray the role of Prithiviraj’s love interest - Sanyogita. The movie would be based on the life of the fearless and most famous ruler of the Chahamana dynasty - Prithviraj Chauhan.
While the news of Akshay Kumar taking up the titular role in the movie came out a few weeks back, the female protagonist of the movie has just been decided.
The film is slated to be made under the prestigious Yash Raj Films banner and would be directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi.
Talking about choosing Manushi for the role of Sanyogita, Chandraprakash 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. 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 is being thoroughly groomed for the last nine months by Yash Raj Films (YRF).”
Manushi too expressed her happiness for the upcoming endeavour, She said, “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.”
The movie is likely to hit the theatres on Diwali 2020.