Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, stated that Akshay Kumar’s Samrat Prithviraj “talks about history and provides entertainment.” The movie will be released on June 3rd.
Yogi Adityanath, who attended a special screening of the period drama Samrat Prithviraj with his cabinet colleagues on Thursday, declared the film tax-free in the state.
“I declare that the film will be tax-free in the state,” said the chief minister.
Yogi Adityanath, who was in Kanpur Dehat to oversee preparations for President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visits on Friday, arrived late for the screening. “The film talks about history and provides entertainment,” he said of Samrat Prithviraj. It is suitable for viewing with the family. We have learned from past mistakes and are attempting to correct the mistakes of the previous 75 years. Our Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, is forging ahead with a vision for the next 25 years to propel India forward.”
The priest-turned-politician also praised director Dwivedi and actors Akshay and Manushi for their work, saying that many locations in the state were depicted in the film, which will help to popularise them.
The screening was also attended by Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, Transport Minister Daya Shankar Singh, J P S Rathore, A K Sharma, Nand Gopal Gupta Nandi, and others. Meanwhile, in a dig at the Adityanath government, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said the state cabinet should look at Uttar Pradesh’s current state.
“After watching the historical film, the cabinet is requested to see the current state of Uttar Pradesh,” he said in a Hindi tweet. He went on to say that “past dough” cannot be used to make rotis in the present. Deputy Chief Minister Maurya stated that earlier films were made about Mughals, but now films about such great personalities are made. “There have been attempts in the past to conceal the truth” (of history). “However, knowing the past is essential,” he asserted.
Samrat Prithviraj, which will be released in theatres across the country on June 3, depicts the life of legendary warrior king Prithviraj Chauhan, played by Akshay Kumar. Manushi Chillar plays Princess Sanyogita in the film. According to Akshay, the film is inspired by the “last Hindu Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan who shed every drop of blood in his body to defend Bharatmata.” “Our film salutes the mighty king’s courage and valour, and we hope that the people of our nation are inspired by his values of protecting his motherland at any cost,” the actor said in a press release.
Sanjay Dutt and Sonu Sood also play important roles in the film. The film, produced by Yash Raj Films, will be released in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.