Famous Indian actor Sanjay Dutt, who is well known in Afghanistan especially for his 1991 romantic movie Saajan, is currently preparing for his next film, Panipat, which will see him step into the character of an Afghan king.
The film also stars Arjun Kapoor and Kriti Sanon.
The actor recently underwent costume and makeup trials for the period drama, India’s Zoom TV reported.
Dutt was spotted at a studio preparing for the film which is directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, the report said.
According to an official statement, Sanjay Dutt will play the roll of an Afghan king in the film.
The actor not only tried out an array of costumes and accessories, but also tried on different styles of beards – which he will need.
Based on the time of the third battle of Panipat, this period film requires the actor to get the nuances and mannerisms right for his role, Zoom TV reported.
The actor recently appeared in Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 2 alongside Chitrangada Singh and Jimmy Sheirgill.
A biopic on his life about his struggle with drug addiction was also seen on-screen with Ranbir Kapoor’s Sanju which has become one of the highest grossing movies of all time.
Besides this, the actor will also play in Shamshera which stars Ranbir Kapoor and Vaani Kapoor and Kalank which stars Madhuri Dixit, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sonakshi Sinha with a special appearance from Kriti Sanon.