Ashutosh Gowariker has begun working on his next venture based on the legendary battle of Panipat. Starring in lead roles in the period drama are Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon and Sanjay Dutt.
Unveiling a teaser poster on social media, the film was announced on Wednesday. Ashutosh Gowariker has been well-known for his period dramas over the years. How can one forget the magnificent historic-romance saga, Jodhaa Akbar?
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 took place in 1761 between the Maratha Empire and the invading Afghans. Arjun Kapoor in a never-seen- before avatar is set to portray the role of the Maratha army’s leader Sadashivrao Bhau. Whereas, Dutt will essay the role of the main antagonist, Ahmad Shah Durrani, who led the Afghans to victory. After starring as the relentless Kancha Cheena in Agneepath, it is safe to say that shades of grey look good on Dutt.
Kriti will essay the role of Sadashivrao’s second wife Parvatibai who was a constant support to him. Even though most of the action scenes in the movie will see Arjun Kapoor and Dutt’s character battle it out on the field, Kriti has some gruelling scenes as well. She will began training in sword fighting for the same.
Kriti took to twitter and shared the poster as well:
Proud to be a part of the recounting of bravery, passion and patriotism in the Third Battle of #Panipat.
Here’s the first Teaser Poster. @agpplofficial #sunitagowariker @AshGowariker @visionworldfilm #rohitshelatkar@arjunk26 @duttsanjay #PanipatTeaserPoster pic.twitter.com/bWeUcFk7Dc
— Kriti Sanon (@kritisanon) March 14, 2018
Panipat is scheduled to hit the theatres on December 6, 2019.