Well, making a period film demands a lot of research, and according to reports, the film's director, Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi, spent 18 years studying the subject in order to deliver an authentic experience to the big screen. Even Akshay was taken aback by the authenticity of the study
Akshay Kumar praised the filmmaker for his rigorous study, saying that when Dr. Chandraprakash narrated the film, he was flabbergasted by the level of research he did while drafting it. Akshay disclosed that writing and directing a period piece is difficult and that he stayed 18 years to cultivate and make Prithviraj the most magnificent recanting of the Samrat's life. Akshay quoted,
“I hope it becomes the most authentic reference point for the king’s life.”
Sanjay Dutt, Sonu Sood, and former Miss World Manushi Chhillar also appear in the period drama.
According to reports, producer Aditya Chopra turned a whole floor of the Yash Raj Films Studios in Andheri into a research wing. Dwivedi exclaimed,
“We kept the research bay fully operational till the last day of the shoot. Now, we are exploring a plan to showcase the research work to people.”
Prithviraj is expected to be one of the summer's biggest box office draws. It's also one of the most expensive Akshay Kumar movies to date, and it's expected to resurrect the Hindi film box office. Aside from Prithviraj, other Akshay Kumar films scheduled for 2022 include Raksha Bandhan, Cinderella, Ram Setu, and Selfie.