Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar told media that his upcoming historic drama film ‘Prithviraj’ is an educational film which he wants to be shown in school. The Desi Boys actor has also requested the Government of India to arrange screenings of ‘Prithviraj’ in schools to make sure the film reaches a wider audience that may learn from the film.
He has stated that the film has been researched thoroughly and retells the “truth”. “I would also request the government that they make it compulsory viewing in school, so that the kids learn about our history, what and how everything happened,” Kumar was quoted said.
Akshay Kumar was also asked by media if he would arrange a special screening of film for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. To this, Akshay Kumar was quoted saying, “Main kya dikhana chahunga. Unko dekhna hoga to vo khud hee dekh lenge. Main koun hota hoon (Who am I to show him the movie? If he wants to, he would see it himself)”.
It should be noted that the trailer for ‘Prithviraj’ was unveiled earlier on May 9 and receive positive response from fans of Kumar. The film also stars Sanjay Dutt, Sonu Sood, Manushi Chillar, Ashutosh Rana, and others.
The Facts of the Matter
Barring some children films and some superhero films, schools in country rarely arrange film screenings for its students for entertainment or educational purpose. Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar wants to change this and has openly said that he wants his next film to be shown in schools as it is an “educational” film.
Kumar, who brewed controversy recently by becoming the face of paan-masala brand Vimal, spoke about his upcoming film ‘Prithviraj’. The film is based on the life of Prithviraj Chauhan, an Indian ruler who is credited to have unified Rajput clans that defeated Muhammad of Ghor.
“Want Every Child in World to Watch Prithviraj”: Akshay Kumar
Earlier on Monday, the 54-year-old actor was at the film’s launch. He was quoted saying, “Today, I want every child, not just in India but in the world to watch the film. It is an educational film. You would want to show your kids what Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan’s story was.”
Akshay Kumar’s Request to Indian Government
The Baby actor also openly requested the Indian government to arrange the movie’s screenings across schools in India to make sure Indian youngsters learn about the chronicles of Prithviraj Chouhan. “I would also request the government that they make it compulsory viewing in school, so that the kids learn about our history, what and how everything happened,” Mr Kumar said.
“Everything Shown in Film is True”: Akshay Kumar Vouches for Prithviraj
The actor further spoke in length about the research done for the film and added that whatever will be shown had once happened. “Everything you see in the film is true, it has indeed happened. But we don’t know about it and I find this really amusing. Dr Saab has been researching this for 18 years! That’s the amount of hard work he has put into the film,” Kumar was quoted saying.
The film is directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi. Dwivedi is best known for directing 1991 show Chanakya which later became a cult-classic. He also directed romantic drama Pinjar which chronicled Hindu-Muslim issues during the partition.
On Arranging Screening for PM Modi
It should also be noted that Mr. Kumar was asked whether he would arrange a screening for PM Modi. Earlier, Kumar made buzz for being the first actor to have interviewed the Prime Minister back in 2019. To the question of arranging ‘Prithviraj’ screening for PM Modi, Kumar said, “Main kya dikhana chahunga. Unko dekhna hoga to vo khud hee dekh lenge. Main koun hota hoon”.
Watch Prithviraj Trailer Here:
शौर्य और वीरता की अमर कहानी… यह है कहानी सम्राट पृथ्वीराज चौहान की ।
Releasing in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Celebrate Samrat #Prithviraj Chauhan with #YRF50 only at a theatre near you on 3rd June. pic.twitter.com/rHF24WTyPl
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) May 9, 2022