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Akshay Kumar on scale of action in ‘Prithviraj’: ‘I was like a kid in a candy store’

Mumbai, May 18 Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar, who is gearing up for the release of his film ‘Prithviraj’, was bowled over by the script of the film, particularly the action sequences.

The actor, who will portray king Prithviraj Chauhan in the film, admitted that he felt like “a kid in a candy store” when he got to know the scale of action that he will get to perform in ‘Prithviraj’.

Talking about the scale of the film, which happens to be YRF’s first historical film, Akshay said in a statement, “‘Prithviraj’ is mounted at a scale that will wow people, and action plays an integral part in heightening the entertainment quotient of the film. ‘Prithviraj’ is a big-screen action extravaganza that awaits to unfold in front of the eyes of the audiences.”

“It will give numerous highs given how Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan took on the responsibility of protecting the country and its people from the merciless invader Mohammad of Ghor. I was like a kid in a candy store when I realized the scale of action that I will get to perform”, he added.

Akshay is known to be an action junkie and the original action star of Hindi cinema as he has performed many daredevil stunts on his own, in the past. Commenting on the same, he mentioned, “I have always loved action films, and doing the action in my own projects gives me a high. So, for me, the film presented me with an opportunity to explore something I love.”

Speaking about the experience of pulling off the war sequences, he said, “It was really tough to pull off these elaborate war sequences, wearing heavy armor in the sweltering heat but I knew that these scenes will look spectacular on the big screen and add to the extravaganza ‘Prithviraj’ is a film that’s high on patriotism, given the valor and sacrifice of the mighty king.”

“It needed to be presented in a way that will make people gasp with excitement and I think we have achieved it. I’m proud of how ‘Prithviraj’ has shaped up and hopefully it will entertain people thoroughly (sic)”, the actor concluded.

‘Prithviraj’, directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi, also stars Manushi Chhillar. The film is set to release on June 3 in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.

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