Actor Arjun Kapoor has shared that he has competed 60 per cent shooting of the upcoming war drama film Panipat. Since Arjun started the shooting for the film, he has been keeping his look a secret and he often appears at public events wearing a cap or a hat. Asked if there is any particular reason behind it, he said, “We are hiding my look because Ashutosh (Gowariker) sir feels that when I’m presented in the role of Peshwa in front of the audience, it should create the maximum amount of impact.” Fashion designer Neeta Lulla has worked on costumes for the film.
“I think Neeta Lulla (designer) has done a really good work for my look in terms of costumes so, I wanted to come out the way it should and that’s what Ashutosh sir wants. “We will complete the remaining shooting of the film in the next two months and by the end of the year, people will be able to see my look,” he said.
Arjun is playing the role of Sadashivrao Bhau in the film who served as the Sardar Senapati (Commander-in-Chief) of the Maratha army during the third battle of Panipat. Asked whether he is feeling any kind of pressure as it’s his first period drama film, he said: “When you are busy in a shooting environment, you don’t think about pressure and try to give your best. I am having a lot of fun shooting my first period action film. It’s a huge ensemble cast film, where we have created really big sets and war sequences so, I am having a lot of fun submerging myself in that environment because as actors, we live for these moments where we can get lost in another world.” Panipat also stars Sanjay Dutt, Kriti Sanon, Padmini Kolhapure and Mohnish Bahl.