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Zeenat Aman is the Latest Addition to Ashutosh Gowariker’s Panipat

Zeenat Aman has been roped in to play Sakina Begum in Ashutosh Gowariker’s Panipat.

Indian film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh shared the news on his Twitter handle.

He also revealed that the 67-year-old actor will portray the role of Sakina Begum in the film.

Interestingly, Ashutosh had worked with Zeenat as an actor in Anant Balani’s 1989 film Gawaahi.

Panipat also stars Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon, and Sanjay Dutt.

Arjun is leaving no stone unturned for the movie and going by the actor’s recent posts, it’s safe to say that he is dedicatedly working on his physique for the role.

Not just his physique, the actor is also mastering new skills.

On January 5, Arjun shared a picture and penned his experience of learning horse riding for the film in an Instagram post.

The 2 States actor is successfully keeping his look from the highly-anticipated drama under wraps.

Thanks to his social media posts, we do know that he has grown a moustache for the period drama.

However, he is mostly spotted wearing a hat or a cap, trying not to give away the entire look to the paparazzi.

As per media reports, the actor would be playing the role of Sadashiv Rao Bhau, Peshwa Bajirao’s nephew and served as the Maratha Army’s commander-in-chief during the third battle of Panipat.

The film is based on the third Battle of Panipat fought between the Maratha empire lead by Sadashiv Rao Bhau and invading forces of Ahmad Shah Abdali, the King of Afghanistan.

The battle took place on January 14, 1761, at Panipat, and is considered to be one of the most eventful battles fought in the 18th century.

The film’s tagline that reads The Great Betrayal rightly sets the tone for the period drama. Helmed by Ashutosh Gowariker, it is slated to release on December 6, 2019.

The release will clash with Kartik Aaryan, Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Panday starrer Pati Patni Aur Woh remake.

Zeenat recently attended a talk in London at the UK Asian Film Festival earlier this year.

Anuj Radia
Journalist and film enthusiast.

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