Panipat: Sanjay Dutt Is Playing The Role Of Ahmad Shah Abdali

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Panipat: Sanjay Dutt is playing the role of Ahmad Shah Abdali, the Afghan King in Panipat. The movie will hit theatres by the end of 2019. Read details here.

Written By Riddhi Adsul | Mumbai | Updated On:

Panipat is an upcoming historical action drama based on the third battle of Panipat that happened in the year 1761. The movie is a war sequence fought between the Marathas and the King of Afghanistan, Ahmad Shah Abdali. Arjun Kapoor will be seen as Sadashiv Rao Bhau and Sanjay Dutt as Ahmad Shah Abdali. The movie is directed by Ashutosh Gowariker and will hit theatres by the end of 2019. Here is more about Sanjay Dutt’s character from the movie Panipat.

Sanjay Dutt as Ahmad Shah Abdali

Sanjay Dutt is cast in a negative role as Ahmad Shah Abdali, the king of Afghanistan. A year ago, it was reported that Sanjay Dutt is going on a special diet for this role. This diet reportedly consisted of fewer carbs and fats and is more rich in protein like chicken, salads, and fish. The actor has to wear heavy costumes in the movie, for which the actor was making sure that he is eating right and following a rigorous workout routine on the sets. Reports suggest that Sanjay Dutt has undergone costume, hair and make-up trials, and his bald look in several social events is already receiving immense attention from the audience.

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Sanjay Dutt has earlier worked as a villain in movies like Agneepath in 2012 and Musafir. 2019-20 are favourable years for the actor, as he is juggling with multiple movie releases. Be it Kalank or Prassthanam, fans believe that Sanjay Dutt is proving his ability by doing enough justice to his role. He has more movies lined up to be released in the upcoming months. The actor is currently enjoying the success of his recent release, Prassthanam. He played the role of a successful politician who struggles with his personal life issues in this movie. Sanjay Dutt’s personality is nearly relevant to heavy roles, proved by his past role selections. Ahmad Shah Abdali is again a role with a lot of weight to its personality, and we can expect a high power performance from the Afghan king. However, Sanjay's look is still unrevealed. The movie also has Zeenat Aman and Kriti Sanon as Sakina Begum and Parvati Bai respectively.

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