Mumbai: Manushi Chilar's debut film with Akshay Kumar in lead, titled Prithivraj, is in trouble. Akhil Bhartiya Kshatriya Mahasabha has objected to the name of the movie and termed it an insult to the great ruler.
Shantanu Chauhan, youth wing head of the organization, said, "The insult of the great brave warrior Emperor Prithviraj Chauhan ji, who protected the nation and Hinduism, is an insult to every citizen of India. The title of Yash Raj produced film 'Prithviraj' directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi is an insult to the great Hindu emperor. It is condemnable and insulting to not address such a great warrior and a brave son of India by his full name."
Demanding change in the name of the film, the organization said that the script should be checked by Kshatriya leader before being acted upon. Screening of the film must also be done before the release while objectionable and distorted facts must be removed, it added.
Filmmaker Chandraprakash Dwivedi, best known for his TV series "Chanakya", is making the historical film "Prithviraj". He has said the film is based on the epic poem "Prithviraj Raso".
"Prithviraj is also based mainly on medieval literature, an epic called 'Prithviraj Raso' by the great poet Chand Bardai. Apart from couple of versions of 'Raso', there are many other literary works on Prithviraj, his life and times. In addition to these, there are commentaries on 'Raso'," Dwivedi said.