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Manushi Chhillar to play Sanyogita opposite Akshay Kumar in Prithviraj

Pride of India, Miss World 2017, Manushi Chhillar gets her first break. Manushi expressed her dream to act in movies a number of times. Well, this dream of hers is going to come true. The 22-year-old has been signed by Yash Raj Films, one of the biggest production houses of Bollywood, alongside the ace actor Akshay Kumar for Prithviraj.

The film revolves around the life of King Prithviraj and his heroism. Manushi will be playing the love of Prithviraj’s life, Sanyogita. Dr. Chandrapraksh Dwivedi known for his work in Chanakya, Pinjar and Mohalla Assi, will direct the film.

Reportedly, speaking of Manushi, the director 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.”

“She auditioned for the role a couple of times because 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 she is being thoroughly groomed for the last 9 months by YRF,”  he added.

Manushi too couldn’t hold the excitement to be introduced as Yash Raj fame. She said, “It is a huge honour to have been chosen by a production house like Yash Raj Films as their heroine! 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. It is a huge responsibility to play princess Sanyogita. She 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.” 

Looking at Manushi’s achievement at such a young age, we could not agree more on how supremely hardworking and talented she is. On social media platform, Manushi describes herself as someone who is ‘chasing dreams’ and has milestones to be achieve. This big launch is definitely going to make her one step closer to her dreams.

Besides Manushi, several other inspirational beauties have stepped into Indian Cinema after their successful Beauty Pageant journey including Priyanka Chopra, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Sushmita Sen.

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