Ashutosh Gowariker’s Panipat is one of the most anticipated films of the year because of its historical subject and stellar star cast.
Panipat is a film based on the Third Battle of Panipat, one of the most epic battles in the history of India, that took place on 14 January 1761 at Panipat. This battle was fought between the northern force of the Maratha Empire and that of the King of Afghanistan, Ahmad Shah Abdali. These invaders were supported by two Indian allies — the Rohilla Afghans of the Doab and Shuja-ud-Daula, the Nawab of Awadh.
While we know Sanjay Dutt, Arjun Kapoor and Kriti Sanon are part of the film, here’s the latest addition to the stellar cast. Ashutosh has brought the talented and graceful Zeenat Aman on board an important role in the film.
Zeenat will be seen essaying the feisty character of Sakina Begum. She will have a special appearance in the movie. Sakina led the province of Hoshiyarganj and lived within the confines of her kingdom, away from the politics of the region. She played an important part in the battle of Panipat when the Peshwas turned to her for help.
Ashutosh had previously worked with Zeenat in Anant Balani’s 1989 mystery film – Gawaahi.
The actress will begin shooting for Panipat by the end of this week.
The film, starring Sanjay Dutt, Arjun Kapoor and Kriti Sanon in pivotal roles, is produced by Sunita Gowariker under their home banner AGPPL in association with Rohit Shelatkar’s Vision World. The film is scheduled to release on December 6, 2019.