Akshay Kumar's Prithviraj is now Samrat Prithviraj
The title of Akshay Kumar's upcoming film, Prithiviraj has now been changed to Samrat Prithviraj. The move comes in after a PIL by Shree Rajput Karni Sena. The film's makers, YRF has penned an official letter to Shri Rajput Karni Sena President, informing him about the development.
PRITHVIRAJ IS NOW SAMRAT PRITHVIRAJ
The title of Akshay Kumar's upcoming film, Prithviraj has been changed to Samrat Prithviraj. The move comes after a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) by Shree Rajput Karni Sena, through Advocate Raghavendra Mehrotra. After numerous meetings and service of notice, Prithiviraj makers YRF, considering the sentiment and demand of the Rajput community, on May 27, has agreed to change the film name from Prithviraj to Samrat Prithviraj. The development comes considering the demand of Shree Rajput Karni Sena.
Advocate Raghavendra Mehrotra, who is representing Shree Rajput Karni Sena, had sent the legal notice followed by filing a PIL no. (St) 16448/2022 before the Hon'ble High Court. The demand was the change in the name of the film considering the sentiment of his client, that stated that the Rajput community was hurt.
YRF'S STATEMENT ABOUT PRITHVIRAJ TITLE CHANGE
Yash Raj Films, in an official letter to Shri Rajput Karni Sena President, c, mentioned that Prithviraj now stands changed to Samrat Prithviraj. The letter can be read, "Dear Sir, we, Yash Raj Films Private Limited, have been one of the leading production houses and distribution companies since its inception in the 1970s and continue to grow as one of India's largest film studios. We have produced some of the most iconic films in the history of Indian cinema and have goodwill from over 50 years in the entertainment industry. We are committed to constantly creating and producing content for enjoyment of all audiences."
Further adding, "We sincerely appreciate your effort in alerting us about your grievance in relation to the current title of the Film, and assure you that we did not, and do not, intend to hurt the sentiments of any person(s) or disrespect the late king and warrior, Prithviraj Chauhan. In fact, we wish to celebrate his bravery, achievements, and contribution to our nation's history, through this Film."
It could also be read, "As per the multiple rounds of discussions between us, and to peacefully and amicably resolve the raised grievance, we will change the title of the Film to "Samrat Prithviraj". We are highly appreciative of the mutual agreement reached between us that you have no further objections with regards to our Film and that all other points raised by you earlier are no longer a point of contention between us. We thank Shri Rajput Karni Sena and its members for understanding our good intentions pertaining to the depiction of the great warrior in the Film. We are grateful to have your complete support, locally and globally, for release of the Film and for the assurances provided in your Letter."
Akshay Kumar-starrer Prithviraj is based on the life of the fearless Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan. The superstar will essay the role of the legendary warrior who fought courageously against Muhammad of Ghor. Manushi Chhillar plays King Prithviraj Chauhan’s beloved, Sanyogita. The film also stars Sanjay Dutt and Sonu Sood. Prithviraj is set to release on June 3 in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.