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Panipat posters: Arjun Kapoor is ready for the fight as Sanjay Dutt transforms into invader Ahmad Shah Abdali, see pics

Panipat posters shared the first looks of Arjun Kapoor as Maratha leader Sadashivrao Bhau, Kriti Sanon as his wife and queen Parvati Bai and Sanjay Dutt as the Afghan invader Ahmad Shah Abdali.

bollywood Updated: Nov 04, 2019 14:35 IST
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Panipat posters: Arjun Kapoor plays Maratha leader Sadashivrao Bhau while Kriti is  his wife and queen Parvati Bai. Sanjay Dutt essays the role of Ahmad Shah Abdali.
Panipat posters: Arjun Kapoor plays Maratha leader Sadashivrao Bhau while Kriti is his wife and queen Parvati Bai. Sanjay Dutt essays the role of Ahmad Shah Abdali.
         

Actor Arjun Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt and Kriti Sanon have dropped their first look from the upcoming film, Panipat. Arjun is Maratha warrior Sadashivrao Bhau, Kriti Sanon is his wife and queen Parvati Bai while Sanjay essays the role of Afghan invader Ahmad Shah Abdali in Ashutosh Gowariker’s ambitious period piece. The trailer of the film is expected on Tuesday.

The film is based on the third battle of Panipat, which was fought between the northern expeditionary force of the Maratha Empire and the invading forces of the King of Afghanistan, Durrani. He had two Indian allies - the Rohilla Afghans of the Doab and Shuja-ud-Daula, the Nawab of Awadh. The event is significant in modern Indian history as it halted the march of the Maratha empire, eventually leading to the rise of the British in India.

 

 

 

Arjun plays the role of Maratha leader Sadashivrao Bhau while Kriti is Parvati Bai. Arjun had gone bald for the role, hiding his look with baseball caps for months. The historical period drama is highly awaited but has been largely kept under wraps.

 

Talking about the film, Kriti recently told PTI, “It is a great story that needs to be told. I like the character of Parvati Bai, especially the way Ashu sir has written it. It did attract me as I have never done something like this before. I was initially confused like how come he thought of me to play this Marathi girl because I am a North Indian, Punjabi. I was a little surprised. But I did not want to let go of the opportunity to do a period film with a director, who is a legend in that space. It is very different from what I have done and so it becomes exciting and challenging at the same time. That is how you break certain barriers.”

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The film also stars Mohnish Bahl, Padmini Kolhapure and Zeenat Aman. Produced by Sunita Gowariker and Rohit Shelatkar’s company Vision World, it is scheduled to release on December 6.

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