‘Didn’t Even Grow a Real Moustache’: Aditya Chopra Blames Akshay Kumar For Samrat Prithviraj’s Failure?

Samrat Prithviraj Failure: Akshay Kumar and Manushi Chhillar starrer Samrat Prithviraj was made on a massive budget of Rs 300 crore, however, it failed to impress the critics and audience. The movie directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi just couldn’t click the audience and it became difficult to earn. The period-drama has turned out to be a commercial disaster as the film collected only Rs 62.30 crore at India’s box office. With the producers facing heavy losses, there is this latest report that has been doing rounds on the internet that the makers (Yash Raj Films’ Aditya Chopra) have blamed lead actor Akshay Kumar for Samrat Prithviraj’s failure.

It has been reported that Akshay Kumar was not serious about his work and he also couldn’t give the right kind of dedication to the film that was required during the filming. A source close to the makers claimed, “He wouldn’t listen. The film required a dedicated concentration. He wouldn’t even grow a real moustache, as he was doing other projects simultaneously. When playing someone so historically important, why couldn’t he have done just this one project, and given his best to it?”. The source was quoted as saying by National Herald.


Yash Raj Films is coming up with another film Shamshera feature Ranbir Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Vaani Kapoor. The film directed by Karan Malhotra, is all set to release on July 22, 2022.