Veteran actress Zeenat Aman has been away from the big screen for quite a long time and is bouncing back to Bollywood with Ashutosh Gowariker’s magnum opus Panipat. Zeenat Aman will be seen in a special guest appearance in the film, where she will play the role of a feisty character of Sakina Begum. She rules the province of Hoshiyarganj and lived within the confines of her kingdom, away from the politics of the region. When the Peshwas turned to her for help, she played an important part in the battle of Panipat.
Essaying the role of Sakina Begum in the film, Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter “Zeenat Aman joins the cast of Ashutosh Gowariker’s #Panipat…. by playing a feisty character of Sakina Begum. It also stars Sanjay Dutt, Arjun Kapoor, and Kriti Sanon.”
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 17, 2019
Ashutosh confirmed the news and also revealed a few details about Zeenat’s role in an interview,” Zeenat Ji will be seen as Sakina Begum, a feisty character who is leading her province of Hoshiyarganj. Her feisty character lives within the confines of her kingdom, away from the politics of the region, till Arjun’s character Sadashiv Rao Bhau turns to her for help,” he said.
The Panipat director said that “Her look is something that I cannot reveal as of now, but I am excited about it and can’t wait to start shooting with her.”
Ashutosh has already worked with the legendary actress in the 1989 film Gawaahi as her co-star, said, “It is an honour for me and a fan moment to be directing Zeenat Ji. There are many of her films that I have loved and especially her work in them. “
Panipat is based on the iconic Third Battle of Panipat, which took place on January 14, 1761, at Panipat. The film which is also featuring Sanjay Dutt, Arjun Kapoor and Kriti Sanon in prominent roles is scheduled to release on December 6, 2019.