Mumbai: After Kuwait and Oman banned the release of ‘Samrat Prithviraj’, Qatar has now put a hold on the Akshay Kumar-starrer.
‘Samrat Prithviraj’ is based on the life and valor of the fearless and mighty king Prithviraj Chauhan. Akshay plays the role of the great warrior who fought valiantly to defend India from the ruthless invader Muhammad of Ghor in this visual spectacle.
A source working in overseas territories said on conditions of anonymity: “In these countries the issue is being unnecessarily colored with a religious lens. People should watch a film that is based on history and Be authentic from a neutral point of view. The fact that India was plundered by invaders who were Muslim. The fact that Emperor Prithviraj Chauhan fought one such invader and tried to defend India till his last breath. History should be seen for what it is.”
The source further added: “After the ban in Kuwait and Oman, now another Islamic country Qatar has stopped the release of the film. Indians living in these countries will not be able to watch the film and it is really unfortunate. The film comes once in a lifetime for everyone to see and enjoy its history and celebrate it.”
“People are trying to deny Indians this time. There should be a better understanding.”
‘Samrat Prithviraj’ is directed by Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi. Manushi Chhillar plays the role of the beloved Sanyogita of King Prithviraj.
The film also stars Sanjay Dutt, Sonu Sood, Manav Vij, Ashutosh Rana and Sakshi Tanwar in pivotal roles. Originally titled Prithviraj, the film was renamed Samrat Prithviraj, following a court trial a week before its scheduled release.
The film is set to release this Friday (June 3) in 2D and IMAX formats in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.