Akshay Kumar Announces New Historical Drama Film and Shares Teaser on His 52nd Birthday
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Akshay Kumar Announces New Historical Drama Film and Shares Teaser on His 52nd Birthday

Akshay Kumar will be appearing in and as Prithviraj, a historical drama being produced by Yash Raj Films. The film is slated for release on Diwali 2020

Akshay Kumar is celebrating his 52nd birthday today and has chosen this special day to make an announcement to his fans. The actor has just unveiled the teaser of a new film, where he will be playing the role of Prithviraj, Indian king from the Chahamana dynasty, who fought against the Ghurid army, to stop their invasion of the country in 1192 CE. The actor tweeted the film’s teaser with the following caption, “Elated to share about my 1st historical film on my birthday! Humbled to have the opportunity to play a hero I look up to for his valor & values- Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan in one of my biggest films #Prithviraj. Producer @yrf, director #DrChandraprakashDwivedi, releasing Diwali 2020."

Prithviraj, produced by Yash Raj Films will be directed by Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi. Speaking to a media publication about the film, Akshay said he was honoured to play “the role of one of the most fearless and courageous kings of India,” and added, “we should always celebrate our heroes and immortalize what they did to propagate the values that Indians lived by.”

Akshay has previously starred in several biopics and was seen as Havaldaar Ishar Singh in his war film Kesari, which was based on true events revolving around the 1987 Battle of Saragarhi, during which many Sikh soldiers died fighting against Afghan troops. The actor also has several other films lined up. He is currently filming for Sooryavanshi, which co-stars Katrina Kaif and is being directed by Rohit Shetty. He is also shooting for Good News, which also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Kiara Advani and Diljit Dosanj. The 52-year old’s latest release, India’s first space movie Mission Mangal, is performing remarkably well at the box office and may soon cross the 200 crore mark.

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By Ayesha Hoda
Ayesha Hoda is a senior communications professional and writer, currently based in Dubai, UAE.