Director, Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi who will be at the helm of YRF’s upcoming epic historical drama, ‘Prithviraj’, shares details about the inspiration behind the film earlier this week on World Book Day in India.
Reported on Bollywood Life, Dwivedi revealed that much of film has been based on the book Prithviraj Raso, which describes the life of the king in a series of poems, “Prithviraj is also based mainly on medieval literature, an epic called ‘Prithviraj Raso’ by the great poet Chand Bardai. Apart from couple of versions of Raso, there are many other literary works on Prithviraj, his life and times. In addition to these there are commentaries on Raso.”
Dwivedi also explains that he had to do some extensive research for this film, “I get involved in exhaustive research as I enjoy the process of entering the unknown and unexplored world of great heroes of India and their times. It is like having a dialogue with these great characters in their times. I am sure most of the writers must have experienced this strange phenomenon.”
‘Prithviraj’ will see Akshay Kumar as the king with Manushi Chhillar making her debut as Sanyogita. Produced by Aditya Chopra, the film is slated to release later this year.