Ashutosh Gowariker is all set to take his magnum opus Panipat to an all-new cinematic high. Right from building majestic sets, hiring the best technical team to cast the finest talents from the industry. Every tiny detail has been taken care of to ensure that the audience gets one of its kind cinematic experience. And now we have learned of something else.
Besides starring lead actors Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon, and Sanjay Dutt, Gowariker has roped in about 110 actors for Panipat. And apparently, each one of them will be playing a substantial part in it.
After month-long research and auditions, casting director Rohan Mapuskar has finally locked the final cast of the film. Speaking about the enormous star cast, Mapuskar said,
“The third battle of Panipat lasted for several days and involved almost 125,000 troops, so you can imagine the scale of it. There were many important people involved in this battle, hence we had to cast so many actors in the film. Director Ashutosh Gowariker has envisioned the film on a huge scale, and Panipat will definitely be a grand cinematic experience.”
Panipat is based on the Third Battle of Panipat that took place on 14 January 1761 at Panipat. The battle was fought between the northern expeditionary force of the Maratha Empire and invading forces of the King of Afghanistan, Ahmad Shah Abdali.
The film is produced by Sunita Gowariker under their home banner AGPPL in association with Rohit Shelatkar’s company – Vision World. The film is scheduled to release on December 6, 2019.