Manushi Chillar to make her Bollywood debut with Akshay Kumar  |  Photo Credit: Instagram
And looks like acting plans are finally falling in place for Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar! While the beauty queen has featured in several commercials including the one with Ranveer Singh which became so popular that people anticipated Manushi to make her Bollywood debut opposite Ranveer at one point in time. However, the latest we hear is that Manushi has in fact bagged Akshay Kumar’s much ambitious project, Prithviraj Chauhan biopic. Although there’s no official confirmation on this as yet but word is that Manushi has already started prepping up for the role of Sanyukta, one of the three wives of Prithviraj Chauhan.
“Everything is being kept hush-hush for now and the announcement will be made at the right time. Presently, Manushi is undergoing all the necessary training for her debut”, revealed a source as quoted by DNA. In addition to this, Pinkvilla too has quoted another source confirming, “Manushi will be making her big Bollywood debut opposite none other than Akshay Kumar. She has been signed on for the Prithviraj Chauhan biopic that is expected to go on floors sometime towards the later half of this year. Chandraprakash Dwivedi is directing the historical drama and YRF is producing it. Manushi has shown a lot of promise from the time she became a national craze. She is not only pretty but a great performer, too. She will be essaying Sanyukta’s role and will be romantically paired opposite Akshay. Aditya Chopra feels she has a good screen presence and has also got her on board as one of the talents under his banner.
Interestingly, the leggy lass was also offered the Hindi remake of the Telugu hit RX100 opposite Suniel Shetty’s son Ahan, which is the latter’s launch pad. “However, Manushi felt that venturing into Bollywood with another newcomer would be too much of a pressure. She felt making her debut opposite an established star would be a better bet,” said a source in interaction with DNA.
It’s left to see when will YRF make the official announcement on the Prithviraj Chauhan biopic. The last time Akshay was asked to comment on the development, he had said, “The talks are on.”
Keep watching this space as we bring you more updates.