Prithviraj: Manushi Chillar reveals how she prepared for her role in the film

Bollywood debutante Manushi Chhillar reveals her preparation for her role in Akshay Kumar- starrer 'Prithviraj', based on the life of Prithviraj Chauhan.

Manushi shares: "The preparation schedule for me was long and intense. Adi sir and my director Dr. Chandraprakash Ji wanted me to go through the drill before I even gave my first shot, and looking back, I'm thankful that I put in the hard work."

The actress shares that she also worked on her dancing skills for this movie: "I'm a trained classical dancer, and this film made me brush up my dancing skills because I have three songs in the film! I had to nail the choreography, especially in 'Hadd Kar De.' It is a beautiful Holi song, and it needed me to be precise and exhibit the fact that I could dance well. I hope I have been able to show people that I'm a hard-working actor seeking perfection from my first film."

She adds: "I have miles to go and lots to learn, but my eyes are on the prize. I had to also pick up some interesting skill sets like archery and horse-riding! I have to admit that I had a lot of fun learning these. I learned horse riding as a kid because my father took my siblings and me for horse riding, so I knew the basics of it, but I never had to hold the reins or gallop with the horse."

"I have a horse-riding sequence. However, I am sitting behind, sir. So, it was interesting to do that sequence. I'm a student of art. So, every day was special on the film sets because I could learn so much and return the next day hungry for more," she concludes.

'Prithviraj' has been directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi. The film will be released on June 3 in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.