Sanjay Leela Bhansali has made the historical not just coveted but a fashionable genre. YRF and Akshay Kumar enter the fray with Prithviraj. Subrata Chakraborty & Amit Ray, Bhansali's set designers for Padmaavat, are credited here as well. Based on Prithviraj Raso, a Braj Bhasha epic poem about the life of Prithviraj Chauhan, the film stars Akshay Kumar as Prithviraj Chauhan, with debutante Manushi Chhillar playing his wife Sanyogita. The film also stars Sanjay Dutt, Sonu Sood, Ashutosh Rana, Sakshi Tanwar, Manav Vij and Lalit Tiwari.
Principal photography began in late 2019 in Rajasthan, with filming taking place through the pandemic at YRF Studios. Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi, best known for directing the 1991 television epic Chanakya and Pinjar, is the writer and director. Produced by Aditya Chopra, the film releases theatrically in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu on 3rd June