Samrat Prithviraj is about to join OTT. On Tuesday, Amazon Prime Video announced the streaming premiere of the historical drama Samrat Prithviraj starring Akshay Kumar.
The film opens in theaters on June 3, and will be available to subscribers with Prime Video’s Hindi as well as Tamil and Telugu dubs starting July 1.
With less than a month to go before its theatrical premiere, it could be a new record for a Bollywood film. This is no doubt thanks to the film’s commercial failure.
Directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi and produced by Yash Raj Films (YRF), the film stars Kumar, Manushi Chillar, Sanjay Dutt, Sonu Sood, Manav Vij, Ashutosh Rana and Sakshi Tanwar.
Kumar, who plays the titular hero of Prithviraj Chauhan of the Chahamana dynasty in the historical drama based on poet Chand Vardai’s epic Prithviraj Raso, said he was looking forward to sharing the story with “every family” through the streaming platform.
“In my career spanning three decades, I have never played such an important historical role,” Akshay Kumar said. “I am honored to play the role of Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan on screen.
“I am delighted to bring this epic saga to every home through Amazon Prime Video starting July 1st, I am delighted that through this medium, a great Indian warrior and a mighty king, Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan ‘s inspiring stories will spread around the world.”
Following Bunty Aur Babli 2 and Jayeshbhai Jordaar, Samrat Prithviraj is the third film to premiere on Prime Video after a licensing deal with Yash Raj Films.
Samrat Prithviraj will air on Prime Video in India and 240 countries around the world on July 1.