Akshay Kumar’s birthday gift to fans

Akshay Kumar has announced his next big project on his 52nd birthday. He will star in historical drama Prithviraj to be made under the banner of Yash Raj Films.

Taking to Twitter, he posted: ““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 will be produced by YRF Films and directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi. It is scheduled to hit cinemas on Diwali 2020.

The film will be based on First Battle Of Tarain led by the king. His story inspired many films and TV shows over the years. It will reportedly go on floors in November and will be shot around Rajasthan and Mumbai. The report further states that Sanjay Dutt was initially considered for the role, but he will reportedly play Muhammad Ghori.

Akshay had said, “It is truly an honour that I will be playing the role of one of the most fearless and courageous kings of India, Prithviraj Chauhan. As a nation, we should always celebrate our heroes and immortalize what they did to propagate the values that Indians lived by.

Prithviraj is our attempt to bring to light his valour and daredevilry. Prithviraj was the only person standing in front of a merciless nemesis and the bravery he showed, made him a true Indian hero, an inspiration for generations and a legend. So this announcement coming on my birthday has indeed made it more special for me.”

While the star has gained tremendous success on-screen, he is equally successful when it comes to personal life. Married to Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia’s oldest daughter Twinkle Khanna, Akshay Kumar is also father to two kids, son Aarav and daughter Nitara. Known as a protective father, the Rowdy Rathore star is actually a family man.