Akshay Kumar to play Prithviraj Chauhan, calls it one of his 'biggest films'

The announcement comes on Akshay's birthday

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Akshay Kumar had something in store for his fans on his birthday. He announced his 'first historical film'—Prithviraj. Akshay will essay king Prithviraj Chauhan in the film which he said will be one of his biggest films.

Akshay took to Twitter to share the news and a teaser of the film. He wrote, “Elated to share about my 1st historical film on my birthday!Humbled to have the opportunity to play a hero I look up to for his valor & values- Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan in one of my biggest films #Prithviraj. Producer @yrf ,director #DrChandraprakashDwivedi, releasing Diwali 2020.”

In a statement, Akshay Kumar said, “It is truly an honour that I will be playing the role of one of the most fearless and courageous kings of India, Prithviraj Chauhan. As a nation, we should always celebrate our heroes and immortalise what they did to propagate the values that Indians lived by. Prithviraj is our attempt to bring to light his valour and daredevilry. Prithviraj was the only person standing in front of a merciless nemesis and the bravery he showed, made him a true Indian hero, an inspiration for generations and a legend. So this announcement coming on my birthday has indeed made it more special for me.”

Akshay is currently basking in the success of Mission Mangal, based on ISRO's Mangalyaan mission. The film also featured Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha and Kirti Kulhari.