Prithviraj actors, Akshay Kumar and Manushi Chhillar explain that they relied significantly on 'Prithviraj Raso,' an epic poem composed by Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan's court poet Chand Bardai, to grasp the renowned warrior king's life and daredevilry.
Talking about the preparations Bachchan Paandey said that during their early discussions on this project, the director presented him the "great Prithviraj Raso, which is a Brajbhasha epic poem about the life of Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan," according to the Bachchan Paandey actor.
"This book, written by Chand Bardai, who was a court poet of the Samrat, became the cornerstone of my prep. for the project. It was an eye opener for me to read this book as I understood the life philosophies of the Samrat and it became invaluable research material that I kept referring to throughout the shooting of the film."
As Manushi stated, "Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi, my director, gave me Prithviraj Raso and told me that if I wanted to understand the life and times of the magnificent Samrat, I should study it. The book was an important resource for me in understanding Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan's intellect and his life journey with Princess Sanyogita."
"I suppose I could prepare fully since I could always refer to Prithviraj Raso."
Prithviraj' has been directed by Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi. The film is set to release on June 3 in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.