'Always wished to do a period drama'

Arjun will be next seen in Panipat along with Kriti Sanon and Sanjay Dutt. Plot of the upcoming film is based on the story of what led to the third Battle of Panipat

New Delhi: He has switched on his "warrior mode" as he preps for Panipat. Actor Arjun Kapoor, who is working towards a Herculean body for the upcoming period drama, finds it a challenge to play a bald Maratha warrior and says it is not something he would have imagined doing.

"It's a challenge for me to play a bald Maratha warrior. He (the warrior) is not something I would imagine doing. But the fact Ashutosh Gowariker could imagine it, makes me excited to fulfil his vision," Arjun said.

What makes historicals an important landmark in an actor's career?

"I didn't choose it ('Panipat'), it chose me. I didn't go seeking. I always had a wish, and sometimes you just need to want something and it happens. It has happened at a time when I think I was ready for it... If I had to choose to do a period drama or a period war film, there is no choice other than Ashutosh Gowariker. He would do justice to the opulence, emotions and the storytelling," he added. Panipat will tell the story of what led to the third Battle of Panipat.

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