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. Prithviraj Trailer Out! Akshay Kumar Shines in the Role of Legendary Warrior; Manushi Chhillar Is Unmissable in This Epic Tale (Watch Video).

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 realised 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 action in my own projects gives me a high. So, for me, the film presented me with an opportunity to explore something I love." Prithviraj Trailer: Netizens Are Mighty Impressed With the Grandeur of Akshay Kumar, Manushi Chhillar’s Epic Tale.

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 armour 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 valour 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", 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.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on May 18, 2022 02:27 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website