Akshay Kumar Claims History Books Only Have 2-3 Lines About Prithviraj Chauhan

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Celebrities and controversies are pretty much synonymous, and Bollywood clan star Akshay Kumar has been involved in a handful of them lately. From suggesting that people should die if they can’t exercise to being paired with heroines half his age, the actor somehow finds himself in trouble.

This time, Akshay Kumar sparked another public outcry when he said that children’s history books were full of material on “invaders” but lacked knowledge about Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan.

According to ANI, during one of the media interactions, Kumar, who plays the 26-year-old king in the film Samrat Prithvirajpointed out that Prithviraj is only mentioned in a few lines in our history books.

Unfortunately, our history textbooks only have 2 or 3 lines about Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan, but a lot has been mentioned about the invaders. There is almost nothing mentioned about our culture and our Maharajas. No one is there to talk about it in our history books. I would like to ask the Minister of Education to look at this issue and see if we can balance it. We should know the Mughals, but also know our kings. They were great too.

-Akshay Kumar

Check out the actor’s interview here:

Unsurprisingly, his take on India’s historical details in textbooks sparked discussions on Twitter. And here’s what some users had to say about it.

Professionally, Akshay Kumar plays brave Prithviraj Chauhan in period drama Samrat Prithviraj. The actor will play the legendary warrior who fought valiantly against Muhammad of Ghor. Sanyogita, the beloved of King Prithviraj Chauhan, is played by Manushi Chhillar. The film will be released in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu on June 3.

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