Akshay Kumar’s Prithviraj In Trouble, Gurjars Threaten To Stop Film’s Screening; Community Claims 'Prithviraj Was Not A Rajput'-Report

Gurjars in Rajasthan have reportedly threatened to stop the screening of Akshay Kumar starrer Prithviraj for using the term 'Rajput'

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Akshay Kumar’s Prithviraj In Trouble, Gurjars Threaten To Stop Film’s Screening; Community Claims 'Prithviraj Was Not A Rajput'-Report
Akshay Kumar and Manushi Chillar starrer upcoming historical actioner ‘Prithviraj’ is one of the most-anticipated films for obvious reasons. Troubles seem to be mounting in for Chandraprakash Dwivedi’s directorial. Reportedly, the Gurjars in Rajasthan have threatened to stop the screening of the film if it continues to use the term 'Rajput' for Prithviraj Chauhan. According to the TOI report, the community claimed that Prithviraj was from the "Gurjar community and not a Rajput."

However, Rajput community leaders have strongly rejected this claim. Shri Rajput Karni Sena national spokesperson Vijendra Singh Shaktawat said that Gurjars were initially 'gauchar', who then converted into Gujjars and then Gurjars. They basically come from Gujarat and hence got this name. He added that this is a “place-related term and not a caste-related term.” Gurjar leader Himmat Singh was quoted saying, “#Prithviraj Movie is made on the basis of Prithviraj Raso written by Chand Bardai and the same was shown in the teaser of Prithviraj movie. After studying the inscriptions available in history, researchers have believed that Chand Bardai wrote it around 400 years back after the reign of Prithviraj Chauhan. In the 16th century, the Raso epic was written which is fictional. The epic is written by Chand Bardai in Pringal language which is a mixture of Bajra and Rajasthani language.”


Singh also mentioned that there are historical proofs that Rajputs never existed before the 13th century and that it has also been accepted by the people of the Rajput caste at present. Hence they claimed themselves as Kshatriya and not as Rajputs.”

Earlier, members of the Gurjar community had staged a protest in Ajmer where they threatened to stall the screening of the film if Prithviraj Chauhan is not shown as a Gurjar king. ALSO READ: Prithviraj: Akshay Kumar and Manushi Chhillar starrer Release Likely To Be Postponed Once Again Due To Omicron-Report




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