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Miss World Manushi Chillar enters Bollywood

By Rediff Movies
November 15, 2019 14:38 IST

Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar is all set to make her Bollywood debut.

She will star opposite Akshay Kumar in Yash Raj Film's historical drama, Prithviraj.

Directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi, the film is based on the life of Prithviraj Chauhan.

Akshay will play the titular character while Manushi will be his lady love, Sanyogita.

'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 nine months by YRF,' Dwivedi said in a statement.

 

IMAGE: Manushi Chillar, Akshay Kumar and Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi perform a pooja at Yash Raj Studios before the shoot of Prithviraj.

"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," Manushi says.

Prithviraj will release on Diwali 2020.

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