After a gap of 4 year, the highly acclaimed director Ashutosh Gowariker returns with yet another historical period drama . The film Panipat 2018 is based on the third battle of panipat 0f 1761 between the Maratha forces and Afgan warriors.The Third Battle of Panipat took place on 14 January 1761 at Panipat, about 60 miles (97 km) north of Delhi, between a northern expeditionary force of the Maratha Empire and invading forces of the King of Afghanistan, Ahmad Shah Abdali, supported by two Indian allies—the Rohilla Najib-ud-daulah Afghans of the Doab, and Shuja-ud-Daula, the Nawab of Awadh.with the megastar Sanjay Dutt leading the cast from front, the film is one of the biggest action-packed Hindi film of the year.
Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker, who has always been fascinated by historical dramas, is set to make a movie on third battle of “Panipat,” which will tell the story of what led to the third Battle of Panipat.He has cast Arjun Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt and Kriti Sanon for the ambitious project, for which Gowariker has joined hands with Rohit Shelatkar’s Vision World.On the casting, Gowariker said in a statement: “I have shared screen space with Sanjay in ‘Naam,’ which was a memorable co-acting experience and now it will be great to direct such a versatile and immensely talented actor as him.
What impresses me most about Arjun, apart from his fine performances is his dynamism. He has played double roles twice, and he has portrayed an action hero as well as a lover boy.”I needed someone really beautiful as well as a good performer, and Kriti is both. The eclectic combination of these three is a first for me, and I look forward to this exciting journey with them called ‘Panipat’.