Panipat is a highly-anticipated epic film starring Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon and Sanjay Dutt in lead roles. Based on the Third Battle of Panipat in 1761, this historical period has been directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, who previously helmed films like Lagaan and Jodha Akbar, and is back after a three-year hiatus. Based on its first trailer, Panipat has several intense action sequences and beautiful visuals depicting the grandeur and richness of Indian history. The film’s trailer was unveiled yesterday with celebs and many fans responding positively to it and the looks of the lead characters. However, the trailer has also inspired many netizens to come up with some hilarious memes, based on the dialogues and the looks of the different characters.
Check them out below:
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Panipat is being compared to Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period films Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat due to a similar look and feel. In Panipat, Arjun Kapoor is portraying the role of Sadashivrao Bhau, the son of Chimaji Appa (younger brother of Bajirao I) and Rakhmabai (Sardar Pethe family), who served as the Commander-in-Chief of the Maratha army during the Third Battle of Panipat. His Maratha warrior look is being compared to Ranveer Singh’s character in Bajirao Mastani, in which the latter portrayed Bajirao I. As per reports, Arjun has shaved his head for this role and also worked on his physique.
Meanwhile, Kriti Sanon is portraying the role of Sadashivrao Bhau’s wife and queen Parvati Bai while Sanjay Dutt is playing Ahmad Shah Abdali, the Afghan invader fighting against the Maratha warriors in the film. Sanjay’s casting as the antagonist has received a good response from the audience, who are looking forward to seeing him in a negative role. The film also stars actors like Padmini Kolhapure, Zeenat Aman and Mohnish Bahl in supporting roles, and is slated to release on 6th December 2019.