Akshay Kumar's 'Prithviraj' seems to be in trouble even before its release. On one side there is the Karni Sena which is demanding a change in the title of the film. On the other hand, there is the Akhil Bhartiya Veer Gurjar Mahasabha which is refusing to recognize the 12th century Hindu king Prithviraj Chauhan as Rajput. They say that first Prithviraj should be shown as a Gurjar king in the film, only then he will allow it to be released.
With less than two weeks until the release of 'Prithviraj,' it appears that this period drama too will not have an easy road ahead. The Karni Sena, which has been opposed to the film since its outset, argued that it is necessary to put Samrat before Prithviraj Chauhan in the title. According to Surjit Singh Rathore, a member of the Karni Sena who met Akshay Vidhana, CEO of Yash Raj Films, said that the makers have promised to change the name of the film.
Surjit Singh Rathore says that 'If the title of the film has not been changed, Prithviraj will not be released in Rajasthan. We have already given a warning to those who will be screening this film in Rajasthan. If the film is not titled Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan, then we will not allow him to show the film in Rajasthan.”
Manish Bhargava, Rajasthan state president of the Akhil Bhartiya Veer Gurjar Mahasabha, claimed that his organisation met with the film's producer last year and even provided historical evidence to correct the facts in his film. He also stated that the producer had assured the Mahasabha that the film would contain no anti-community content.