Miss World 2017, Manushi Chhillar, is the leading lady of YRF’s biggest historical film Prithviraj, based on the life and heroism of the fearless and mighty King Prithviraj Chauhan.
The YRF big-budget entertainer features superstar Akshay Kumar in and as Prithviraj, and Manushi plays the role of the gorgeous Sanyogita, the love of the king’s life.
Manushi has been one of the most sought-after new faces in Bollywood and the 22-year-old stunner is getting the grandest launch that any newcomer has seen in recent times.
Manushi has just wrapped shooting the first song of her Bollywood career and she is ecstatic about the experience of constantly learning on the set. Not many know, Manushi is a trained Kuchipudi dancer and has trained under legendary dancing couple Raja and Radha Reddy and Kaushalya Reddy.
Their names are synonymous with Kuchipudi dance and Raja and Radha are regarded solely responsible for bringing it on the cultural map of the world! Both were felicitated by the Government of India with Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan awards!
Manushi reveals that it is her early training in classical dancing that has helped her to confidently perform the song in Prithviraj. “My training in classical dancing when I was a child has definitely helped me for Prithviraj. I’m thankful to my parents for pushing me to take up dancing then because today, when I have to perform these big songs, it wasn’t extremely exasperating and frustrating for me,” says Manushi.
She adds the scale at which the song was shot was definitely overwhelming for the gorgeous girl but her foundation in dancing was strong enough to withstand that pressure.
“I was definitely overwhelmed seeing the scale and the dance steps that I had to perform but during my rehearsals I started feeling confident. The old learning all came back to me and I was sure that I could pull through. These dance sequences have taken the life out of me but I think I have managed to deliver. I was happy to that my director and choreographer were happy with my performance. That matters to me the most. I hope audiences appreciate my hard work and bless me because I have given it my best, given it my all.”
Manushi also thanks her gurus for pushing her and building her foundation in dancing. The beauty adds,
“I wouldn’t have been able to perform if I didn’t have the learnings that my gurus gave me. All their hard work to better me as a dancer in my childhood, is actually the reason why I enjoyed doing the song in Prithviraj. So, all the credit goes to them for shaping me and moulding me constantly. I can’t thank them enough and I feel fortunate that I had the opportunity to learn from them.”