Manushi Chhillar to star opposite Akshay Kumar in Bollywood debut?

Jeetesh Luhar



The winner of the 2017 Miss World pageant, Manushi Chhillar will reportedly join the team of actor Akshay Kumar’s ‘Prithviraj Chauhan’ biopic, reports Pinkvilla.

A source close to the project said, “Manushi will be making her big Bollywood debut opposite none other than Akshay Kumar. She has been signed on for the Prithviraj Chauhan biopic that is expected to go on floors sometime towards the latter half of this year.”

It has also been reported that Chandraprakash Dwivedi, who has worked in critically-acclaimed movies like ‘Pinjar’ (2003) and ‘Mohalla Assi’ (2013), will be directing the historical drama while Yash Raj Films will be producing it, reports NDTV. Over the decision to choose Chhillar for the biopic, the source said: “Manushi has shown a lot of promise from the time she became a national craze. She is not only pretty but a great performer too.”

The source went on to say, “She will be playing Sanyukta’s role and will be romantically paired opposite Akshay. Aditya Chopra feels she has a good screen presence and has also got her on board as one of the talents under his banner.”

Shifting focus towards the movie, the source further said: “It’s an epic love story that will be one of the biggest highlights from the production house in the coming years.”

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