- Manushi Chhillar may star in the biopic on Prithviraj Chauhan
- Manushi is reportedly being cast as Sanyukta in the film
- The film will go on floors in late 2019
Winner of 2017 Miss World pageant, Manushi Chhillar will reportedly join the team of actor Akshay Kumar's Prithviraj Chauhan biopic, reports Pinkvilla. A source close to the project told Pinkvilla: "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 latter half of this year." It has also been reported that Chandraprakash Dwivedi, who has worked in critically-acclaimed movies like Pinjar and Mohalla Assi, will be directing the historical drama while Yash Raj Films will be producing it. Over the decision to choose Manushi for the biopic, the source said: "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."
Manushi Chhillar will be reportedly paired opposite Akshay Kumar in the film. "She will be playing 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," said the source.
It was also reported that Manushi is working really hard to prepare for her grand launch and is taking part in acting and dance workshops to give her best in the biopic. "She is doing a lot of acting and dance workshops. She has been reading about the time zone in which the period saga is set in," the source said.
Shifting focus towards the movie, the source further said: "It's an epic love story that will be one of the biggest highlights from the production house in the coming years."