Historical subject and a steller star cast makes Ashutosh Gowariker’s Panipat releasing on December 6, 2019, one of the most hotly-anticipated films of the year. It is based on the Third Battle of Panipat which took place on the 14th of January,1761. The battle is one of the most epic battles in the history of India and was fought between the Northern Expenditionary force of Maratha empire and invading force of King of Afghanistan, Ahmad Shah Abdali, supported by two allies – The Rohilla Afghans of the Doab, the Shuja-ud-Duala, the Nawab of Awadh.
Moreover, bringing the extremely talented , beautiful and legendary Zeenat Aman on board for an important part in the film added to its glamour.
Zeenat Aman will be seen essaying the fiesty character of Sakina Begum as a special appearance in the movie and would begin shooting by the end of this week. 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.
Interestingly, many years ago, Ashutosh had worked with Zeenat as an actor in Anant Balani‘s 1989 mystery film – Gawaahi.
Along with Zeenat Aman, the film also features Sanjay Dutt, Kriti Sanon and Arjun Kapoor in pivotal roles and is produced by Sunita Gowariker under their home banner AGPPL in association with Rohit Shelatkar‘s company – Vision World.