The title of Akshay Kumar’s film Prithviraj to not be changed, despite of threats from the Karni Sena

Karni Sena has been threatening that they wouldn’t let Prithviraj to be released in Rajasthan unless the movie’s name will be changed to “Samrat Prithviraj”.

The Karni Sena opposed certain portions of Akshay Kumar’s upcoming film Prithviraj, which has sparked controversy. The film is based on the Braj language epic poem Prithviraj Raso, which tells the story of Rajput King Prithviraj Chauhan. The Karni Sena was concerned about the king’s portrayal in the film and asked that the word “Samrat” be added to the title, otherwise, the film would not be released in Rajasthan.
According to Bollywood Hungama, a special screening for Karni Sena was held earlier, and the film was given the green light. However, the filmmakers have opted not to change the title of the film.

A media outlet reported that, “Yash Raj Films have decided that they will not be changing the title. There are hardly few days left for the release for the film. They do not want to change the title now. We can safely say that we have portrayed the king in all his glory and we have tried to retain as much history as we can.”

Surjeet Singh Rathore, of the Karni Sena, remarked in an earlier interview with ET Times, “We have met Akshaye Widhani, the CEO of Yash Raj films and they have promised to make the change to the title. They have agreed to honor our demand.” He added, “We have already warned the exhibitors of Rajasthan about the same. If the title of the film does not change to Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan, we will not allow them to show the film in Rajasthan.”