Kriti Sanon may be seen as Parvatibai, wife of Maratha army leader Sadashivrao Bhao, in Panipat

FP Staff

Mar 15, 2018 14:18:25 IST

Ashutosh Gowariker's next project, the ambitious period adventure titled Panipat, will reportedly see Kriti Sanon playing the role of Parvatibai, the wife of Maratha army leader Sadashivrao Bhao who faced the Afghans, led by Ahmad Shah Durrani, in the Third Battle of Panipat, as reported by DNA.

Kriti Sanon. Facebook

Kriti Sanon. Facebook

Recently, the director known for films like Lagaan and Jodha Akbar, reveled his star cast with the launch of the poster. Arjun Kapoor will star as Sadashivrao Bhau and Sanjay Dutt as the antagonist in the role of Ahmad Shah Durrani.

Kriti may essay the role of Parvatibai who was pillar of strength for the Maratha king in his North Indian battles.  The same report states that Kriti will essay the role of Sadashivrao’s second wife Parvatibai. When the Marathas went up North under Sadashivrao’s leadership, Parvatibai was the one who escorted her husband and even got the other women in the Maratha camp to do pilgrimage at Mathura and Vrindavan. Parvatibai was also present when the final battle was fought.

Kriti is also expected to have some action and sword-fighting scenes in the period war drama. Apart from Panipat, the actress is also expected to be the lead in Ek Villain 2  and is on board a Phantom project titled Womaniya. She will also be seen with Diljit Donsajh in Arjun Patiala.

Panipat is scheduled to release on 6 December, 2019.

Updated Date: Mar 15, 2018 14:26:01 IST