After Mohenjo Daro (2016), the maverick filmmaker, Ashutosh Gowariker, is coming back with yet another period film. Known for directing films set on a huge canvas, that boast of an opulent treatment, the Jodhaa Akbar director is all set to bring The Battle Of ‘Panipat’ on the big screen. Titled, Panipat – The Great Betrayal, the movie is based on the third battle of Panipat and will be a high-octane action film. The epic period drama will pay a tribute to the valour of Maratha warriors. Arjun Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, and Kriti Sanon will headline the project.
For the uninitiated, The Third Battle of Panipat took place on 14 January 1761 at Panipat between a northern expeditionary force of the Maratha Empire and invading forces of the King of Afghanistan.
Talking about working with Sanjay, Ashutosh told a leading tabloid, "I shared screen space with Sanjay in Naam (1986), which was a memorable co-acting experience. It will be great to direct such a versatile and talented actor."
About Arjun, Ashutosh continued, "What impresses me most about Arjun, apart from his fine performances, is his dynamism. He had played double roles twice (Aurangzeb, 2013 and Mubarakan 2017), and has portrayed an action hero as well as a lover boy."
When it comes to the female lead Kriti, Ashutosh added, "I needed someone who is beautiful and a good performer. The eclectic combination of these three is a first for me, and I look forward to this exciting journey with them."
Produced by Ashutosh Gowariker Productions and Vision World Films, Panipat - The Great Betrayal is slated to release on December 6, 2019.
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