Samrat Prithviraj, starring Akshay Kumar, appears to be struggling at the box office. Manushi Chhillar, Sonu Sood, Sanjay Dutt, Sakshi Tanwar, Manav Vij, and others star in the film, which is directed by Chadraprakash Dwivedi. Despite being a huge budget film with a budget of 200 crores, the film only made 65 crores in its first week. Director Chandraprakash Dwivedi shared what Akshay Kumar told him once as the film’s box office continues to plummet.
The film Samrat Prithviraj is based on the life of warrior Prithviraj Chauhan, played by Akshay Kumar, and concentrates around his conflicts against Mohammed of Ghor in the 12th century.
During a recent interview, Chandraprakash Dwivedi claimed that Akshay Kumar once told him that if Samrat Prithviraj fails to capture the audience’s attention and flops at the box office, he will return to doing ‘non-controversial’ films like Rowdy Rathore and Housefull. Yes, you read that correctly.
Speaking to Navbharat Times, director Chandraprakash Dwivedi revealed, “If a film flops, the producers become disheartened. This is the first historical film Yash Raj Films made. If this becomes successful, they will make more. Otherwise, their organisation has been regularly making films. They will go back to doing what they were.”
The filmmaker went on to add, “I remember Akshay told me personally and even in interviews that ‘I was making Rowdy Rathore and Housefull. These films pay me more. I made an attempt (with Samrat Prithviraj). If people reject this, then no worries, I will go back to Rowdy Rathore. People want to watch things which have no controversies. Then that is what I will do’.”