Actor Akshay Kumar has started shooting for the upcoming historical, Prithviraj. This was confirmed by Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi, director of the film.
“Yes, we have resumed Prithviraj shoot at YRF studios and the entire team is excited to have a great shooting schedule,” Dwivedi said.
A source said Akshay started shooting on October 10 for the film, and the schedule is an intense one. “Sonu Sood has also started shooting from the 10th. The team has worked non-stop to ensure that everything was in place for this complex shooting schedule to restart,” said the source.
Akshay’s co-stars Manushi Chhillar and Sanjay Dutt will also be scheduled to start shooting for the film again. The source added, “It’s great news that big films are starting to shoot again, as it will make others more confident to restart the industry. We have heard that Manushi joins the shoot on October 13, and Sanjay Dutt will start shooting post-Diwali.”
While talking about playing Prithviraj, Akshay had earlier said in a statement, “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.”