Shooting an Indian period drama can be a lot difficult than one can imagine. From wearing the heaviest outfits and jewellery, creating the magnanimous sets, learning how to fight with age-old weapons, even perfecting a new language – actors sure do invest a lot of time and energy into making their characters believable.
We are to see Bollywood’s ‘girl next door’ Kriti Sanon in a completely new avatar towards the end of this year.
She is all set to play the female-lead in Ashutosh Gowarikar’s Panipat: The Great Betrayal, based on the third battle of Panipat in 1761. Sanon will be seen playing the role of Parvatibai, wife to Arjun Kapoor’s character Sadashivaro.
In a recent interview with BollywoodLife, Kriti Sanon opened up about all the new things she had to learn for her role and honestly, we are impressed!
One of her ‘firsts’ was to learn how to sword fight! Talking about the fight scene and how excited she was for it, she says, “I was thrilled on that day because I was getting to do action. I was not at all scared but jumping with joy. I obviously did rehearse for it because I had to get it right, the postures – and not genuinely killing anyone on the set!”
She confessed how fighting in a nauveri saree (Maharashtra-style draped saree) was a task, but nevertheless, she enjoyed performing the scene. But she knew everything went just right after seeing her injuries later!
Even though the dialogues in the movie are in Hindi, Sanon revealed that many Marathi words are also a part of the dialogues and that she had to perfect the Marathi dialect for her role.
“I don’t know Marathi at all. I did learn the language from a tutor named Ketki. I would like to sit with her during my every scene and learn how to pronounce different words and add more on my own,” she said.
Can’t wait to see her playing a sword-fighting badass character!