And, now people have taken to Twitter to express their views about 54-year-old Akshay Kumar playing the role of Prithviraj Chauhan – the king who died in his 20s.
Akshay Kumar’s Samrat Prithviraj has faced many controversies over the last few days. Netizens have come forward to share how the movie is factually incorrect and there are so many goof-ups. From white hair on the chest to an untied hand to the wrong time frame, the netizens have called out many factual errors in the movie.
But, other than pointing out the endless goof-ups, the netizens just simply couldn’t accept how a 54-year-old man was cast in the role of Prithviraj Chauhan, who died in his 20s (Wikipedia). They took to Twitter to brutally roast Akshay Kumar and the makers for their bad casting decisions.
“Prithviraj Chauhan died at the age of 26. And Akshay Kumar playing his role at the age of 54” a netizen wrote. Another person said, “And it’s disgusting to see a nearly 55-year-old man romancing a 25-year-old girl. Prithviraj Chauhan wasn’t a pervert. Take age-appropriate roles, old man”. “Don’t believe for a second that Akshay Kumar was “approached” or even auditioned for the Prithviraj Chauhan role. It is a terrible casting choice that reflects Akshay Kumar’s ego he refuses to age with dignity or accept that he is no longer a young man.” another netizen wrote.
Here are some of the reactions:
Prithviraj Chauhan died at the age of 26. And Akshay Kumar playing his role at the age of 54 👀
After Kangana’s #Dhaakad debacle, I feel Akshay Kumar’s Prithviraj will tank too. He seems totally unfit for the role of Prithviraj Chauhan. There were many young actors available for this role & probably would have done it better. Akshay should do roles that fit his age.
After the success of GoT, Padmavat, and Bahubali Bollywood decided that period war films is what we need. We need them but when they are well made. Akshay Kumar JUST CANNOT pull off the Prithviraj Chauhan look and character. And him schmoozing a woman half his age (yet again)
I was already upset when @kritisanon, 31, was with @akshaykumar, 54, in bachchan pandey but now @ManushiChhillar, 25, in Prithviraj like wtf please Bollywood she’s not even half of his age to be romancing 😭😭
I went to see Samrat Prithviraj yesterday and was completely underwhelmed. Yes, I love history, but Akshay Kumar just couldn’t pull off the portrayal of Prithviraj Chauhan. Prithiviraj Chauhan died at the age of 26, and Akshay is 54. My popcorn was the best part of the film.
I dont believe for a second that Akshay Kumar was “approached” or even auditoned for the Prithviraj Chauhan role. It is a terrible casting choice that reflects Akshay Kumar’s ego he refuses to age with dignity or accept that he is no longer a young man.