Akshay Kumar starrer Prithviraj has fallen into trouble after Akhil Bhartiya Kshatriya Mahasabha expressed their objections over the name of the film. According to the Mahasabha, it is an insult to the great ruler.
Shantanu Chauhan, youth wing head of the organization, was quoted as saying, “The insult of the great brave warrior Emperor Prithviraj Chauhan Ji, who protected the nation and Hinduism, is an insult to every citizen of India. The title of Yash Raj produced film ‘Prithviraj’ directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi is an insult to the great Hindu emperor. It is condemnable and insulting to not address such a great warrior and a brave son of India by his full name.”
The group has demanded to change the name of the film along with that they also asked the makers to approve the script from the senior representatives of the Kshatriya Samaj. Not only this but they also want that the screening of the film must be done before the release while objectionable and distorted facts must be removed.
The Director of the film Chandraprakash Dwivedi was quoted as saying, “Prithviraj is also based mainly on medieval literature, an epic called ‘Prithviraj Raso’ by the great poet Chand Bardai. Apart from a 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’.”
The film is based on the life of King Prithviraj Chauhan. The film also stars former beauty queen Manushi Chhillar as Sanyogita.