MUMBAI: Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar is all set to enter the Bollywood fraternity. The gorgeous model is ready to set her foot in the world of acting alongside the superstar Akshay Kumar in his upcoming periodical movie, 'Prithviraj'.
While Akshay will be seen in the titular role, Manushi will play the role of Sanyogita. Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi confirmed the news saying that Manushi is perfect for the role. Speaking about the female lead in 'Prithviraj', Dwivedi said, "We auditioned a lot of young, fresh faces for the role because we were looking for a stunningly gorgeous Indian heroine. While Sanyogita was an incredibly beautiful person, she was also a strong, confident girl. We were looking to find someone who could match the magnetic persona of Sanyogita and we found that in Manushi." He further added that Manushi had to audition a couple of times for the role.
IT’S OFFICIAL... Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar makes her big screen debut... Paired opposite Akshay Kumar in Yash Raj’s historical film #Prithviraj... Manushi will play the role of Sanyogita... Directed by Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi... Produced by Aditya Chopra... #Diwali2020.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 15, 2019
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Praising the heroine of his upcoming film, the director also said that Manushi impressed everyone with all her auditions. He said, "We wanted to be dead sure with this casting and she nailed it each time. She has been rehearsing six days a week since then and is being thoroughly groomed for the last nine months by Yash Raj Films (YRF)"
On the other hand, Manushi could not control her excitement for this new journey. Speaking about her big debut, Chhillar said,
"I’m thoroughly happy and thrilled about the learnings that I will have through this journey. My life, so far, has really been a fairy tale. From becoming Miss India and then Miss World to now getting such a big project as my debut film, it’s like a new, exciting chapter of my life. Sanyogita was a powerful personality and she stood up for what is right and took the most important decisions of her life by herself. Her life is an extremely important chapter in Indian history and I will try my best to play her as accurately as possible."
The movie will be a big Diwali release and is most likely to have a clash with Kangana's 'Dhakad'. How excited are you to witness the magic of Manushi on the big screens? Tell us in the comment section below!