Samrat Prithviraj will be released in theatres on June 3.
Last Updated: 08.00 AM, May 29, 2022
Akshay Kumar has been a stalwart in Bollywood ever since he started his career in the industry. With his upcoming film, Samrat Prithviraj, the star completes over three decades in Bollywood, with well over a 100 films to his name. To mark the milestone, Karan Johar opened up about the huge impact the star has made in the industry.
Johar has been a producer on Kumar’s films such as Good Newwz and Sooryavanshi. In a statement, the filmmaker talked about how Kumar is not ‘just a superstar’ or even a ‘supreme artist and actor’. “Akshay Kumar is a force; he is a force to reckon with. He is almost like a one-man industry,” said Johar.
The filmmaker went on to talk about how the actor has proved himself to be a ‘hugely viable force’ when it came to mainstream cinema. Additionally, Kumar has also displayed his versatility through his choice of subjects, which covered a plethora of genres and subgenres. Each attempt helped Kumar increase his strength as an actor, to become a ‘megastar’, he said. Johar remarked, “His 30 years have to be celebrated, because really when you talk about Indian cinema you cannot but mention his huge impact on Indian cinema.”
On Samrat Prithviraj, Johar said it is one of Kumar’s most ‘spectacular films’ and said the film’s look promised a ‘cinematic bonanza’. Johar predicted that the upcoming historical drama would be a treat for all Akshay Kumar fans as well as cinema lovers, as the film is a combination of history, good storytelling, and Kumar’s stardom.