Actor Siddharth Nigam, who became famous with Aamir Khan’s ‘Dhoom 3’, was approached by director Ashutosh Gowariker last year for his upcoming film Panipat.
The makers of the film wanted Siddharth to play the role of Sadashivrao Bhau’s childhood. However, Siddharth could not become a part of this film.
If sources are to be believed, Siddharth would have had to shave his head for this film. But he could not do it because of his show ‘Aladdin – Naam Toh Suna Hoga’. And now it has been heard that Siddharth’s brother Abhishek Nigam will play the role of Sadashivrao Bhau.
A source close to the film told, “Siddharth Nigam was Ashutosh Gowariker’s first choice for the film Panipat. The makers were quite impressed with him when Siddharth auditioned in the initial stages of the film. However, due to his second project (Aladdin Naam….) he had to decline the offer.
Ashutosh Gowariker suggested Abhishek to give the audition: Siddharth’s denial has proved beneficial for his elder brother Abhishek Nigam. Abhishek and Siddharth’s looks are quite similar. Ashutosh Gowariker suggested Abhishek to give the audition and he was immediately selected. Now Abhishek will be seen in the role of Sadashivrao Bhau in the film.”
When Dainik Bhaskar contacted Abhishek Nigam to confirm this, he said, “No, there it has not been finalised yet. I will definitely talk about it the day something happens.” Well, let me tell you that this will be Abhishek’s debut in acting career.
This film by director Ashutosh Gowariker is based on the third battle of Panipat. Arjun Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt’s pair is going to be seen together in this film for the first time.
(Story by Kiran Jain)