Arjun, Kriti & Sanjay Are Set for Battle in New ‘Panipat’ Posters
Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon and Sanjay Dutt in posters for <i>Panipat</i>.
Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon and Sanjay Dutt in posters for Panipat.(Photo Courtesy: Ashutosh Gowariker Productions)

Arjun, Kriti & Sanjay Are Set for Battle in New ‘Panipat’ Posters

Ahead of the release of the trailer for the film, the makers of Panipat have begun releasing character posters. They have revealed Arjun Kapoor’s look as Sadashivrao Bhau, the nephew of Peshwa Bajirao I who served as the Sardar Senapati (commander) of the Maratha army in the Third Battle of Panipat.

Another poster shows Kriti Sanon as Parvati Bai, who fought alongside her husband Sadashivrao in the battle.

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A poster featuring Sanjay Dutt’s character Ahmad Shah Abdali, who can be seen dressed in chainmail, has also been released. Abdali, then King of Afghanistan, fought the Marathas in the Third Battle of Panipat in 1761.

Sanjay Dutt in a poster for <i>Panipat.</i>
Sanjay Dutt in a poster for Panipat.
(Photo Courtesy: Ashutosh Gowariker Productions)

An earlier poster for the period drama that had been released showed a huge army in the backdrop. The film’s lead Arjun Kapoor and others shared the poster on social media and wrote, “Come witness the battle that changed history, #Panipat. In Cinemas December 6th.”

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Panipat stars an ensemble cast of Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon, Sanjay Dutt, Mohnish Bahl and Padmini Kolhapure in pivotal roles with Zeenat Aman in a guest appearance. The film is based on the Third Battle of Panipat, which is one of the most epic battles in the history of India that took place on 14 January 1761 at Panipat. The battle was fought between the force of the Maratha Empire and invading forces of the King of Afghanistan, Ahmad Shah Abdali, supported by two Indian allies – the Rohilla Afghans of the Doab, and Shuja-ud-Daula, the Nawab of Awadh.

Arjun Kapoor will reportedly be playing the role of Sadashiv Rao Bhau who served as the commander of the Maratha army during the battle. Mohnish Bahl will reportedly play the role of Peshwa Balaji Baji Rao.

In November 2018, Arjun had shared the news of commencement of principal photography of the film, and wrote, “Embarking on a journey like never before... with Ashu sir & our entire team.#Panipat#PanipatShootBeginsToday.”

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