Akshay Kumar Interview: Ahead of the release of Samrat Prithviraj, actor Akshay Kumar raised questions about the study of history in the country. He said in an interview with ANI that in the history we have learned, not much has been told about our kings like Maharana Pratap and Prithviraj Chauhan. Akshay Kumar also spoke about balancing history. He said I would like to appeal to the Minister of Education to look into this matter. We must balance. I am not saying that we should not know anything about the Mughals, but that we should also know about our kings. It was also great and this information should be shared by everyone. Kids should know about Maharana Pratap.
Regarding Prithviraj Chauhan, he said that there are only two to three lines about him in our history books. Books have been written about the invaders, but there are only two to three lines about our kings. Not only that, during this time he also answered a question about his going to Somnath and Kashi Vishwanath. Akshay Kumar said I didn’t go here for Hindutva but because of the cultural heritage. Akshay Kumar said, “I went because Prithviraj has a relationship with him. I didn’t go because of religious belief but because of culture. I went to tell people that this is our culture. Chandraprakash Dwivedi told me what is the relationship between Prithviraj Chauhan, Somnath and Kashi Vishwanath.
Dwivedi asked who broke Somnath and Kashi Vishwanath
During this, director Chandra Prakash Dwivedi said that I do not consider cultural revival and rebuilding of temples wrong. He said why did we go to Somnath and Varanasi? We know that Varanasi is the cultural capital of India. The Ganges and the Himalayas are witnesses to our history, it is a matter of our soul. There is a lot of debate going on in this country. That’s why it was in my mind to remind people that for the first time Qutb al-Din demolished the Kashi Vishwanath temple. Somnath is also mentioned in the movie. Somnath was broken many times and the question for the people was whether it should be left like that. But in 1947, several leaders made their efforts, including Sardar Patel, Kanhaya Lal Munshi and Rajendra Prasad. The country has been a slave since 1192 and the country has suffered greatly. Now is the time for the resurrection and Somnath temple was its symbol.
Akshay Kumar said even after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi
During this, Akshay Kumar also highly praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi rates himself according to who he is talking to. On the issue of interviewing him, Akshay Kumar said that was not my job, but I was glad I got a chance to sit down with him. Akshay Kumar said Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not make anyone uncomfortable and speaks accordingly. This is why he relates to everyone and has the ability to influence people.