Ashutosh Gowarikar, the filmmaker who is known for his historical dramas like Jodhaa Akbar and Lagaan, is back with yet another interesting project titled Panipat. The upcoming movie as the name itself suggests is a narration of the Third Battle of Panipat.
The filmmaker tweeted the poster of Wednesday morning, revealing the names of the stars Sanjay Dutt, Arjun Kapoor, and Kriti Sanon. The same was also shared by Sanjay Dutt and Kriti Sanon on their respective Twitter accounts.
Here’s the first teaser poster of Panipat tweeted by Gowarikar:
Historical dramas have always fascinated me.
This time it is a story about what led to the Third Battle of #Panipat.
Here’s the first Teaser Poster!!@agpplofficial #sunitagowariker @visionworldfilm @rohitshelatkar @duttsanjay @arjunk26 @kritisanon #PanipatTeaserPoster pic.twitter.com/QfEYxJ0jRZ
— Ashutosh Gowariker (@AshGowariker) March 14, 2018
The third battle of Panipat was fought between Maratha Empire and King of Afghanistan Ahmad Shas Abdali. The latter was supported by two Indian allies the Rohilla Afghans and Shuja-ud-Daula, the Nawab of Awadh. In the first battle of Panipat in 1526, Babur defeated Ibrahim Lodhi and established the Mughal Empire while in the second battle in 1556, Hemu was defeated by Bairam Khan.
The filmmaker was all praises about the actors that he has chosen for the film. Ashutosh had already worked with Sanjay Dutt in Naam and is now excited to direct him. Besides, he also appreciated Arjun Kapoor’s dynamism as the actor has played the role of both action hero and lover boy. For Kriti Sanon, Gowarikar said that he needed to cast someone who is both beautiful, as well as a good performer and Kriti perfectly, fits that requirement.
Panipat is slated to be released on December 6, 2019. Although Gowarikar’s last film Mohenjo Daro starring Hrithik and Pooja Hegde couldn’t do well at the box office, films like Swades, Lagaan, and Jodha Akbar are still some of the best films that Hindi Cinema has given to the viewers.