Miss World Manushi Chhillar will be seen in Yash Raj Films' upcoming film Prithviraj Chauhan as Sanyogita opposite Akshay Kumar. Describing the story of casting Manushi in this film, director Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi says, 'We auditioned many youngsters for this role. For this we needed a beautiful and confident girl and we found that in Manushi
"She auditioned several times for this role because we wanted to be absolutely sure with this casting she nailed it each time. However, we cast her finally and since then she has been rehearsing six days a week for the past 9 months," he added.
The film is based on the life of Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan. Confirming the news, Manushi in a statement said, "It is a huge honour to have been chosen by a production house like Yash Raj Films as their heroine! I’m thoroughly happy and thrilled about the learnings that I will have through this journey. My life, so far, has really been a fairy tale. From becoming Miss India and then Miss World to now getting such a big project as my debut film, it’s like a new, exciting chapter of my life."
Talking about her role, Manushi said, "It is a huge responsibility to play princess Sanyogita. She was a powerful personality and she stood up for what is right and took the most important decisions of her life by herself. Her life is an extremely important chapter in Indian history and I will try my best to play her as accurately as possible."