Mantra, a renowned stage and film Actor, Television presenter will be seen essaying the role of Najib-ad-Daulah in Ashutosh Gowariker’s next, Panipat, with Sanjay Dutt, Arjun Kapoor and Kriti Sanon.
Mantra bagged the role in the period film when Director Ashutosh Gowariker spotted Mantra essaying the iconic character of ‘Genie’ at Disney India’s hit Broadway Musical “Aladdin”. We spoke to Mantra on his character as Najib-ad-daulah and here is what he has to say, “It was an amazing character and it was a long cherished dream to work with Ashutosh sir. He is simply tremendous. We have all put our heart and soul into the film. It is a very tough character as Najib-ad-Daulah is malleable and cunning at the same time. Hoping I have done justice to the character, I am waiting for the audience’s reaction on the long awaited spectacle”
Mantra is back on the big screen. We loved him in his debut movie Vishesh Film’s ‘Tum Mile’ and was last seen in Akarsh Khurana’s stoner comedy ‘Highjack’ and now are yearning to see him in ‘Panipat’ doing wonders. We wish him all the luck.