Panipat: Zeenat Aman joins the cast of Ashutosh Gowariker’s magnum opus
Zeenat Aman will play the character – Sakina Begum in Panipat
Ashutosh Gowariker’s magnum opus Panipat is one of the most anticipated films of the year and why not it has a stellar star cast. The director has roped in the powerhouses of talents. He has taken on board the extremely talented, beautiful and legendary Zeenat Aman for an important part in his film.
Zeenat Aman will be seen in a special guest appearance in Panipat, where she will essay the feisty character – Sakina Begum. 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.
Speaking about this latest addition to the stellar ensemble cast of the film, Ashutosh excitedly said, “It is an absolute honour and a fan moment to be directing Zeenatji. There are many many of her films that I have loved and especially her work in them. What is most fascinating about her, is her humility despite all the stardom.” Ashutosh further adds, “I am excited to reveal her look in the film now but can’t.”
Interestingly, many years ago, Ashutosh had worked with Zeenat Aman as an actor in Anant Balani’s 1989 mystery film Gawaahi.
The veteran actress will begin shooting for the movie by the end of this week.
Panipat is based on the Third Battle of Panipat, which is one of the most epic battles in the history of India that took place on 14 January 1761 at Panipat. The battle was fought between the northern expeditionary force of the Maratha Empire and invading forces of the King of Afghanistan, Ahmad Shah Abdali, supported by two Indian allies—the Rohilla Afghans of the Doab, and Shuja-ud-Daula, the Nawab of Awadh.
The film also features Sanjay Dutt, Arjun Kapoor and Kriti Sanon in pivotal roles, and is produced by Sunita Gowariker under their home banner AGPPL in association with Rohit Shelatkar’s company – Vision World. The film is scheduled to release on December 6, 2019.