Prithviraj: The Akshay Kumar And Manushi Chhillar Lands In Trouble – HERE’S WHYBollywood
Akshay Kumar is one of the most prominent actors in the film industry and has acted in several renowned films in diversified characters. He is currently ramping up for his upcoming film Prithviraj which also features Manushi Chhillar
The Gurjars of Rajasthan have vowed to boycott the Bollywood film ‘Prithviraj,’ starring Akshay Kumar, if the film continues to refer to Prithviraj Chauhan as a Rajput.
Prithviraj, according to the community, belonged to the Gurjar society and was not a Rajput. Leaders of the Rajput community, on the other hand, have flatly denied their claim, claiming that Gurjars were originally ‘gauchar,’ who later converted to Gujjars, and then to Gurjars. According to Shri Rajput Karni Sena national spokesperson Vijendra Singh Shaktawat, they are primarily from Gujarat, hence the name.
He clarified that this is a geographical phrase, not a caste term. Members of the Gurjar community held a protest in Ajmer two days ago, threatening to halt the film’s release until Prithviraj Chauhan is shown as a Gurjar monarch. Himmat Singh, a Gurjar leader, stated that the Prithviraj film is based on Chand Bardai’s novel Prithviraj Raso, which was featured in the teaser for the film. Following research into historical inscriptions, experts assume Chand Bardai authored it roughly 400 years after the reign of Prithviraj Chauhan. The fictional Raso epic was written in the sixteenth century. Chand Bardai wrote the epic in the Pringal language, which is a blend of Bajra and Rajasthani.
According to Himmat Singh, the Sanskrit language was utilised during the reign of Gurjar monarch Prithviraj Chauhan, but not the Pringal language used by the poet. The film’s problem stems from the fact that the name Rajput was used during Chand Bardai’s reign, not Prithviraj Chauhan’s, he claimed, adding that Prithviraj Chauhan’s father Someshwar was of the Gujjar caste, and hence the son should be a Gurjar as well. According to Shaktawat, Rajput is a title rather than a caste. However, it is also true that Rajputs represent people who are linked to the land, i.e., sons of the soil who are willing to give their life for the cause of their homeland.