Miss World Manushi Chhillar to debut opposite Akshay Kumar


Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar is all set to make her Bollywood debut opposite Akshay Kumar in Prithviraj Chauhan biopic. Manushi has been signed to play the female lead in Yash Raj Films. She will reportedly play Akshay Kumar’s wife in the biopic.  

"Everything is being kept hush-hush for now and the announcement will be made at the right time. Presently, Manushi is undergoing all the necessary training for her debut", revealed a source as quoted by DNA.  Pinkvilla too has quoted another source confirming, "Manushi will be making her big Bollywood debut opposite none other than Akshay Kumar. She has been signed on for the Prithviraj Chauhan biopic that is expected to go on floors sometime towards the later half of this year. Chandraprakash Dwivedi is directing the historical drama and YRF is producing it. Manushi has shown a lot of promise from the time she became a national craze. She is not only pretty but a great performer, too. She will be essaying Sanyukta's role and will be romantically paired opposite Akshay. Aditya Chopra feels she has a good screen presence and has also got her on board as one of the talents under his banner.

Interestingly, she was earlier offered the Hindi remake of the Telugu hit RX100 opposite Suniel Shetty’s son Ahan Shetty as her launching pad but the debutante felt that it would be a pressure to debut opposite a newcomer. “However, Manushi felt that venturing into Bollywood with another newcomer would be too much of a pressure. She felt making her debut opposite an established star would be a better bet,” said a source in interaction with DNA.