Akhil Bhartiya Kshatriya Mahasabha has objected to the film’s name Prithviraj calling it an insult to the great ruler.
Shantanu Chauhan, head of the organization’s youth branch, said:
“The insult of the great brave warrior Emperor Prithviraj Chauhan ji, who protected the nation and Hinduism, is an insult to any citizen of India. The title of Yash Raj produced “Prithviraj movie directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi is an insult to the great Hindu emperor. It is reprehensible and insulting not to address such a great warrior and brave son of India by his full name.”
Akhil Bharatiya Kshatriya Mahasabha has demanded an immediate change of the film’s title. The script must be approved by senior representatives of the Kshatriya Samaj and the film's screening must also be screened before release while removing offensive and distorted facts.
Filmmaker Chandraprakash Dwivedi, best known for his TV series Chanakya, is making the historical film Prithviraj starring Akshay Kumar in the title role. Dwivedi says he based his film’s storyline on the epic poem Prithviraj Raso.
“Prithviraj is also mainly based on medieval literature, an epic called ‘Prithviraj Raso’ by the great poet Chand Bardai. Apart from a few versions of ‘Raso’, there are many other literary works about Prithviraj, his life and times. In addition, there are comments on ‘Raso’,” Dwivedi said.
Prithviraj is based on the life of the fearless and powerful King Prithviraj Chauhan.
Akshay Kumar portrays the warrior king who bravely fought against Mohammed Ghori. Former beauty queen Manushi Chhillar plays Sanyogita.