Akshay Kumar says ‘history books have less on Prithviraj Chauhan, more on Mughals’. Twitter educates him

Just two more days and Akshay Kumar’s Samrat Prithviraj will finally hit the theatres. The actor, who has been all up and about promoting his upcoming film, received flak for his recent statement on history books. Akshay said that children’s history textbooks are filled with information on invaders but hardly have any lines on Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan. Akshay’s standpoint received online attention and Twitter stood divided.


Akshay Kumar and Manushi Chhillar’s Samrat Prithviraj is creating quite some buzz. During an interview, the Bollywood superstar said that history textbooks have a lot of information on invaders but hardly two-three lines on Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan. Speaking to ANI, he said, “Unfortunately, our history textbooks only have 2-3 lines about Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan, but a lot has been mentioned about the invaders. There is hardly anything mentioned about our culture and our Maharajas. Nobody is there to write about it in our history books. I would like to appeal to the Education Minister to look into this matter and see if we can balance it. We should know about the Mughals but know about our kings also. They were great too.”


Akshay Kumar received online flak for his opinion on history textbooks. While some were opposed to what he had to say, others felt that the superstar was saying the right thing.

Some pointed out the exact number of chapters dedicated to Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan in history textbooks.

Others wondered how the two are related if they are two different periods in history.

And then there were those who were just proud of all that they learnt in school.

Here are some other tweets:

But Akshay Kumar also had his supporters who thought he was right.

And as is the case with Twitter, no actual verdict was reached. Oh, well, moving on.


Akshay Kumar-starrer Samrat Prithviraj is based on the life of the fearless King Prithviraj Chauhan. The superstar will essay 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 is set to release on June 3 in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

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