Actor Mohnish Bahl, best remembered for his performances in Sooraj Barjatya’s blockbuster family entertainers Maine Pyar Kiya (1989), Hum Aapke Hain Koun! (1994) and Hum Saath Saath Hain (1998), is set to make comeback to films after a gap of four years.

Last seen in Salman Khan’s Jai Ho (2014), Bahl has been signed on to play a pivotal part in acclaimed filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker’s much-awaited war period drama Panipat, which stars superstar Sanjay Dutt, Arjun Kapoor and Kriti Sanon in lead roles.

Reportedly, Mohnish has been cast to play the character of Nana Saheb aka Balaji Baji Rao, a Maratha Peshwa. Talking about his character, producer Sunita Gowariker says, “Nana Saheb is a multilayered character and Mohnish, an immensely talented and versatile actor, comes with years of experience. He has never failed to impress with his performance”.

Panipat, which was officially announced earlier this year, revolves around the Third Battle of Panipat which was fought on January 14, 1761, between the Marathas and the invading forces of the King of Afghanistan, Ahmad Shah Abdali, supported by two Indian allies.

Meanwhile, this year has been pretty good for Mohnish Bahl. Recently, Salman Khan signed her daughter Pranutan for a film called Notebook, to be made under his banner Salman Khan Films, and now Bahl has himself landed a plum role in Panipat.