A PIL was registered against the makers of Prithviraj demanding to change the title of the film. On this, the Delhi Court has finally rejected the public interest litigation (PIL). A bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Neena Bansal Krishna stated that it will not issue notice to the PIL. It further threatened to impose costs following which the counsel withdrew the petition.
The counsel argued, “We only want the movie to have a suitable title to honour the king who ruled for nearly 26 years. In its present form, the movie is lowering the dignity of King Prithviraj Chauhan. This is in contravention of laws and therefore hurts the sentiments of the people.”
The plea was filed in early February The Akhil Bharatiya Kshatriya Mahasabha initiated a protest demanding the change of title of the movie Prithviraj. People were protested in Chandigarh and burned the effigy of the actor. The public interest litigation (PIL) sought a ban on the release of the film. The plea states that respondents have tried to defame, degrade the historical warrior Hindu king who had sacrificed his life for sake of the safety and security of Hinduism.
Prithviraj is an upcoming Indian historical action drama film directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi and produced by Yash Raj Films. The film is based on the life of Prithviraj Chauhan, a Rajput king from the Chahamana dynasty. The film starred Akshay Kumar as Prithviraj Chauhan, and Manushi Chhillar is making her debut in Bollywood as Sanyogita. The film also stars Sanjay Dutt, Sonu Sood, Ashutosh Rana, Sakshi Tanwar, Manav Vij, and Lalit Tiwari.