Arjun Kapoor, who is promoting his upcoming movie ‘India’s most wanted’ is also simultaneously shooting for Ashutosh Govariker’s historical drama ‘Panipat’. The actor is all geared up to share the big screen with Sanjay Dutt whom he looks up to as an idol.
Arjun will share screen space with Sanjay Dutt for the first time in "Panipat", He shared that the 59-year-old is very humble and his nature is similar to that of a child.
Sharing his experience of working with Sanjay, Arjun said at the launch of Belvedere Studio in Mumbai: "I have just shot a few portions of the film with him. It has been a really nice experience working with him. He is somebody who I have looked up to as a child. We all have grown up watching Sanju sir as an actor and as a star.”
"His personality is larger than life, so when you walk on the set with him, you realise why it is so. But he is like a child. He is so humble and the way he talks with you, I don't feel like he is the villain of the film and I am pitted against him because he starts pulling my cheeks. So, it was very difficult for me to be in character in front of him."
On the sets of "Panipat", Arjun had suffered a nose injury. To which he said, "It's an action film, so there are some good days and some bad days on a film set. This injury is just one part of that bad day. It was a nice memory of 'Panipat' to have and while I promote 'India's Most Wanted', this injury will be seen everyday."
Ashutosh Govariker's "Panipat" is based on the third battle of Panipat, there were three battles of Panipat in total which helped shaping the Mughal rule and history in India. The Third battle was fought between the Maratha empire and the King of Afghanistan, Ahmad Shah Abdali.
Apart from Sanjay and Arjun we would also see Kriti Sanon, Mohnish Bahl and Padmini Kolhapure in important roles.