Samrat Prithviraj, directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi, was released in theatres on June 3. The film depicts Prithviraj, a 12th-century Rajput ruler, and his struggle with Muhammad Gori, who invaded his country.
The movie starring Akshay Kumar, however, was a huge failure at the box office. Samrat has been hailed by audiences as one of the biggest failures of recent Bollywood films.
Producers YRF have now changed the OTT release date in light of the film's theatrical failure. Following the release, Samrat Prithviraj received a mixed response. With a budget of around Rs 300 crore, the film has reached the theaters with high expectations and has so far grossed only Rs 45 crore.
There are reports that the film will suffer huge losses even if it gets satellite, overseas, and OTT money. There are reports that the film will lose Rs 100 crore even if the digital and satellite rights are taken into account.
Akshay Kumar plays the role of Prithviraj Chauhan in the film. Samrat Prithviraj is also Manushi Chillar's first film. Manushi plays Prithviraj Chauhan's wife in the film.
Earlier, Many BJP-ruled states had given tax breaks to the film. Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh had given tax exemptions for the film. BJP leaders, including Amit Shah and Yogi Adityanath, had praised the film.