New Delhi: Actress Manushi Chhillar who made her debut opposite Akshay Kumar in ‘Samrat Prithviraj’ has an interesting anecdote as to how she got the role of Princess Samyuktha for Yash Raj film. The former Miss World shared that during her audition, she had pulled off a scene of Deepika Padukone from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Bajirao Mastani’.
Talking about her audition, Manushi shared, “Everything is special about my debut in the film about the life and adventurer of Emperor Prithviraj Chauhan. I remember I gave the most intense and challenging audition for the film because I was given a scene that Deepika Padukone performed incredibly well in Bajirao Mastani! I knew I would have to do good work to get Prithviraj and thankfully Adi Sir, my director Chandraprakash ji, Shanu Sharma and the team of YRF were impressed with my effort.
She further added, “After the audition I was approached and told that I have landed for this big debut. I was excited. It was a recognition that I can pursue my dreams in this industry if I put my best foot forward. May I move forward and continuously hone my skills to establish myself as a good actor.”
Samrat Prithviraj is directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi and Akshay Kumar is playing the role of Rajput Raja. The film was released in theaters on June 3.