Panipat: Zeenat Aman joins the cast as Sakina Begum


The director said in a statement, “It is an absolute honour and a fan moment to be directing Zeenatji. Ashutosh Gowariker, who has previously worked with Zeenat Aman as an actor in 1989 mystery film Gawaahi, shared his excitement of getting her to join the stellar ensemble cast of Panipat. What is most fascinating about her is the humility despite all the stardom.” Ashutosh further adds, “I am excited to reveal her look in the film now but can’t.”
Zeenat Aman with Ashutosh Gowariker and his wife Sunita. It is scheduled to release on December 6, 2019. 0
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According to the makers, Sakina led the province of Hoshiyarganj and lived within the confines of her kingdom, away from the politics of the region. Touted to be one of the most epic battles in the history of India, it was fought between the Maratha Empire’s northern expeditionary force and the invading forces of the King of Afghanistan, Ahmad Shah Abdali along with his two Indian allies – the Rohilla Afghans of the Doab and Shuja-ud-Daula, the Nawab of Awadh. Panipat is being produced by Ashutosh’s wife Sunita Gowariker under their home banner AGPPL along with Rohit Shelatkar’s company – Vision World. She played an important part in the battle of Panipat when the Peshwas turned to her for help. As per the synopsis, the movie is based on the Third Battle of Panipat that took place on January 14, 1761. There are many many of her films that I have loved and especially her work in them.