Samrat Prithviraj has been a disaster at the box office ever since its release. And now, it seems that the onus of the film’s failure is being placed on its leading man Akshay Kumar’s shoulder.

Akshay Kumar in a still from Samrat Prithviraj.


  • Samrat Prithviraj released on June 3.
  • The film is a major flop at the box office.
  • Reportedly, the makers are blaming Akshay Kumar for the film’s failure.

Akshay Kumar’s film Samrat Prithviraj is a major flop. This is quite evident from its box office numbers which keeps dropping each day. Released on June 3, Akshay Kumar and Manushi Chhillar’s historical drama is about to complete its run in the theatres now, as per film trade insiders. Well, the film’s failure has left producer Aditya Chopra fuming, who is now putting all the blame on Akshay Kumar.


Samrat Prithviraj, written and directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi, is based on the life and times of Rajput emperor Prithviraj Chauhan. It didn’t receive a good response in the theatres. The film has also tanked at the box office numbers. This is Aditya Chopra’s second flop in a row after Jayeshbhai Jordaar which starred Ranveer Singh in the lead role. The film’s shows had to be cancelled due to zero attendance. And now, with Samrat Prithviraj, history has repeated itself. National Herald reports that the onus of the historical drama’s failure is being placed on it’s leading man, Akshay Kumar’s shoulder.

“He wouldn’t listen,” a source said. “The film required a dedicated concentration. He wouldn’t even grow a real moustache, as he was doing other project simultaneously. When playing someone so historically important, why couldn’t he have done just this one project, and given his best to it?” Not only this, even the film’s architects are blaming Akshay Kumar for the failure of Samrat Prithviraj, the report suggests.


Produced by Yash Raj Films, Samrat Prithviraj is based on Prithviraj Raso, a Braj language epic poem about the life of Prithviraj Chauhan. It shows the life of the fearless King Prithviraj Chauhan. Akshay Kumar essays the role of the legendary warrior who fought courageously against Muhammad of Ghor. Manushi Chhillar plays King Prithviraj Chauhan’s beloved, Sanyogita. The film also stars Sanjay Dutt and Sonu Sood. Samrat Prithviraj released in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu on June 3. Originally titled Prithviraj, the film was renamed as Samrat Prithviraj following a court litigation a week ahead of its scheduled release.