Manushi Chillar on my Diwali debut as Deepika Padukone, “I can only consider myself lucky”

Manushi Chillar opens up about doing Prithviraj (Photo credit: Instagram / manushi_chhillar, Wikipedia)

Miss India 2017 Manushi Chillar is ready for her Bollywood debut in the ambitious historical drama Prithviraj. She stars opposite superstar Akshay Kumar who tries out the title role of Prithviraj Chauhan. She feels lucky that her film is slated for release on Diwali, one of the most important weekends of the year.

“Growing up, I remember going to the theater to watch a movie during Diwali. It was obvious to us that one of the biggest movies of the year would be coming out on Diwali and (watching movies) was an exercise in community viewing. Today, as my film is slated for a Diwali release, I can only be grateful that I got this launch by YRF, ”Manushi said.

Manushi Chhillar says she gave her all for the film and can’t wait to see the audience reaction.

“I gave my all for this debut and worked constantly on myself for over a year, to deliver this important and beautiful part. So, I can’t wait for my film to do well and hope people like it, ”Manushi said.

We are led to think of Deepika Padukone, who made her Diwali debut in 2007 opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Om Shanti Om. “When you say that I have a similar Diwali debut as Deepika Padukone’s debut with Om Shanti Om, I can only consider myself lucky. Deepika is someone many girls admire and is an inspiration to many, ”she replied.

She says she doesn’t overload herself with expectations. “Honestly, I don’t overload myself with expectations. I want to enjoy the release of my first film and I want this process to stay etched in my mind forever. So, I want to cherish every step, ”she said.

Prithviraj is due out on November 5. The film is directed by Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi.

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