Manushi Chillar has stepped into the world of Bollywood with her debut period-drama Samrat Prithviraj featuring Akshay Kumar. The actress is equal parts nervous and excited for the film as it has hit the theatres today.
The film roped in numerous controversies since its announcement. Presently, responding to the inquiry regarding a big age gap between her and Akshay Kumar in the movie, Manisha told Indian Express, “I would like to point out that our characters (Prithviraj and Sanyogita) also had an age difference. Irrespective of who is older than whom, it doesn’t matter if the woman or man is older, the cast should be appropriate. When you are an actor, you should look like the character, irrespective of the character being younger or older than your actual age.”
She added, “You’re a good actor if you’re able to look (close to your character). Your director plays an important role in it too because he has to present you in a certain way. You have to look the age of the character you’re portraying, that’s more important than the actual age of the actor. In the future I’m sure that I’ll play characters much older or younger than me, but as long as I am able to convince people that I am the character, then I have done my job”