Akshay Kumar and Manushi Chhillar perform puja as 'Prithviraj' shoot begins

Akshay Kumar and Manushi Chhillar perform puja as 'Prithviraj' shoot begins Photograph:( Twitter )

ANI New Delhi, India Nov 15, 2019, 06.19 PM (IST)

Before commencing shooting of his next film 'Prithviraj' Bollywood's 'Khiladi' Akshay Kumar was seen performing puja with the entire cast and crew. The star who is paired against Miss World 2017 pageant winner Manushi Chhillar was seen performing the puja along with director Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi.

Also spotted on the auspicious occasion was Rani Mukerji who performed rituals with the star cast.

Sharing the video on his Instagram, Akshay wrote, "Here's to auspicious beginnings Stepping into the world of #Prithviraj. In theatres #Diwali2020! Need your love and best wishes as always".  

×

On Friday, the 'Housefull 4' actor announced the leading lady of the upcoming historical drama. Manushi will be seen essaying the role of Sanyogita, wife of the 12th-century Indian king Prithviraj Chauhan. 

The film was first announced on September 9 on Akshay's birthday. The actor will be seen in the lead, needless to say, and he had also shared that he is humbled to play a hero he looks up to for his "valour and values". 

×

"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," the actor had said then. Chhapaak, Prithviraj, Laxmmi Bomb: From Eid to Christmas, 2020 is a year full of box office clashes

The film will revolve around the First Battle Of Tarain led by Chauhan. The biopic will be shot in Mumbai and Rajasthan and will hit big screens on Diwali next year.

Akshay is currently awaiting the release of his next film 'Good Newwz' on December 27, starring Kareena Kapoor, Kiara Advani, and Diljit Dosanjh. See 'Good Newwz' posters here.