Prithviraj, which is a biopic of Prithviraj Chauhan (as the name suggests), will be directed by Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi, who was also part of the puja. While Akshay Kumar will feature in the titular role, Manushi has been roped in to play Sanyogita, Prithiviraj’s love interest.
Explaining the makers’ decision to zero in on Manushi, Prithviraj director Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi said in a statement: “We auditioned a lot of young, fresh faces for the role because we were looking for a stunningly gorgeous Indian heroine. While Sanyogita was an incredibly beautiful person, she was also a strong, confident girl. We were looking to find someone who could match the magnetic persona of Sanyogita and we found that in Manushi.” Dr. Dwivedi added that Manushi has already begun her prep for Bollywood: “She auditioned for the role a couple of times because we wanted to be dead sure with this casting and she nailed it each time. She has been rehearsing six days a week since then and she is being thoroughly groomed for the last 9 months by YRF.”