Arjun Kapoor was last seen in Namaste England, but which somehow could not do very well at the box office. But Arjun is now totally up for his next film, Panipat which is being helmed by Ashutosh Gowariker. The shoot of the film has started and actor had announced about its commencement on his Instagram handle.
Sharing the poster of the film he said,
“Embarking on a journey like never before.. with Ashu sir & our entire team. #Panipat #PanipatShootBeginsToday @agpplofficial...”.
This is a film drama which is based on the third battle of Panipat which was fought between the Maratha forces and the attacking army of the King of Afghanistan Ahmad Shah Abdali. He was supported by two Indian allies- the Rohilla Afghans of Doab and Shuja-ud-Daula, the Nawab of Awadh.
Looking at the poster of the film, we are assuming that the Maratha forces were betrayed by the other forces, which eventually led to the battle of Panipat. The event and the date is still remembered in History because it stopped the march of the Maratha Empire which led to the rise of the British in India.
According to a report in one of the leading Bollywood dailies, Arjun will be portraying the role of Sadashiv Rao Bhau, the Maratha commander in chief. Kriti Sanon will be portraying the role of Parvati Bai, Sadashiv Rao Bhau’s wife in the film. Arjun has also gone bald for his role in the film. He was spotted at Amrita Arora’s place in his look which he is donning for the role to be played in Panipat. Even his mustache style was different than what he generally wears.
Gowariker during an interview shared why he chose Arjun for the role. He said,
“What impresses me most about Arjun, apart from his fine performances - is his dynamism. He has played double roles twice, and he has portrayed an action hero as well as a lover boy”.