NEW DELHI: Ahead of the commencement of shooting of her debut film ‘Prithviraj,’ former Miss World and actor Manushi Chhillar was on Thursday spotted at the Mumbai studio of Yash Raj Films where she had gone for script reading sessions.
The 23-year-old actor will be the leading lady of the historical drama based on the life and heroism of the fearless and mighty King Prithviraj Chauhan.
Talking about her grand Bollywood debut, Chhillar said that she is enjoying the process and she has “miles to go.” “I’m currently enjoying the process of learning because I have miles to go and lots to soak in. It is a lot of work to become an actress and it’s also extremely creatively satisfying. It’s also important for me to put in this hard work because YRF has showed a lot of faith and trust in me and made me a part of their biggest film,” she added.
The YRF big-budget entertainer features superstar Akshay Kumar in and as Prithviraj, and Manushi plays the role of the Sanyogita, the love of the king’s life.
Meanwhile, Manushi Chhillar, who is all set to make her Bollywood debut, says she is a fan of the films of director SS Rajamouli, and can watch his works on the loop. “Rajamouli sir is one of the finest filmmakers of our times and I’m a huge fan of his work. They are simply pathbreaking, and he has given Indian cinema some of the most iconic films to cherish. ‘Bahubali’ and ‘Magadheera’ are my absolute favourite Rajamouli films and I can watch them on loop,” Manushi said.
She hopes her hard work is noticed by the visionary filmmaker one day, and she gets a chance to work with him. “Watching ‘Bahubali’ was an experience that made me want to be a part of these big, grand, fantastical projects that entertain the nation. I can only wish and hope that I work really hard consistently to be able to be a part of such projects in the future,” Manushi said.
Manushi is all set to make her Bollywood debut opposite Akshay Kumar in the upcoming film, “Prithviraj”. Directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi, “Prithviraj” is based on the life of King Prithviraj Chauhan. It stars Akshay as Prithviraj, while Manushi plays Sanyogita, the love of his life. She will also be seen starring opposite Vicky Kaushal in a yet-untitled film.