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Ahead of release Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Prithviraj’ title is now changed to ‘Samrat Prithviraj’, YRF issues letter!

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Mumbai: After a tremendous clash, the title of Akshay Kumar’s upcoming film ‘Prithviraj’ has now been changed to ‘Samrat Prithviraj’. This step has been taken after a PIL by Rajput Karni Sena. The makers of the film, YRF have written an official letter to the President of Shri Rajput Karni Sena, informing them about the development.

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The name of Akshay Kumar’s upcoming film ‘Prithviraj’ has been changed to ‘Emperor Prithviraj’. After several meetings and serving notices, on 27th May the makers of Prithviraj YRF have agreed to change the name of the film from Prithviraj to Samrat Prithviraj, keeping in view the sentiment and demand of the Rajput community.

A PIL was filed following a legal notice was sent by Rajput Karni Sena’s advocate Raghavendra Mehrotra. The demand was for a change in the name of the film in view of the sentiments of his client, who said that the Rajput community was hurt.

The letter reads: “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.”

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Apart from this, he further wrote, ‘We sincerely appreciate your effort to alert us about your complaint regarding the title of the film. Assure you that we have not intended nor intended to hurt or disrespect the sentiments of any person through the late King and Warrior, Prithviraj Chauhan. We want to celebrate their bravery, achievements and contribution to the history of our country through this film.

“We are committed to constantly creating and producing content for the enjoyment of all audiences.”

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“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’.

About film story:
Akshay Kumar’s film ‘Prithviraj’ is based on the life of the fearless emperor Prithviraj Chauhan. The superstar will play the role of the great warrior who fought courageously against Muhammad of Ghor. Manushi Chillar plays the role of Sanyogita, the girlfriend of King Prithviraj Chauhan. The film also stars Sanjay Dutt and Sonu Sood. ‘Prithviraj’ is scheduled to release on June 3 in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

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