The shooting of Ashutosh Gowariker's period war drama Panipat has come to an end. On Sunday, Kriti Sanon took to Instagram to announce the wrap and also wrote a heartfelt note for the director as well as co-star Arjun Kapoor. Not only did she call Arjun 'a lovely and entertaining costar' but also said they had 'no ices to break'! She also thanked Gowariker for giving her the opportunity to play a character with elaborate shades.
Panipat, based around the third battle of Panipat that took place between the Marathas and the Afghans, features Arjun as Sadashivrao Bhau, the commander-in-chief of the Maratha army in the battle. Kriti plays his wife Parvati Bai, a woman of immense strength.
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Wrapped up PANIPAT!! ⚔️ There is no other way of shutting him up!! Haha.. 🤣 Thank you @arjunkapoor for being such a lovely and entertaining costar!! With no ice to break, i’m glad we went on this journey together and i found an amazing friend in you!🤗❤️ And Ashu sir!! You’re the best!! Thank you so so much for giving me this opportunity and for adding so many flavors to Parvati’s character..Thank you for always hearing me out and finding her with me at every step! You create magic, and in the calmest manner ever! And I’m honored to be a part of this magic! @ashutoshgowariker @sunita.gowariker P.S. That’s literally us..always wondering!! 😜🤗❤️ @agppl
“I am very excited. It is the Marathas, but a different era (not the Sanjay Leela Bhansali one). This character is also quite different from what you’ve seen. It is about the Panipat war. I am playing Parvati Bai who is married to Sadashiv Rao (Arjun Kapoor). There is a whole love story which leads to the marriage and how she accompanies him to the war. She also has a very important role to play," she earlier told Indian Express in an interview.
Gowariker's love for large-scale period dramas is known to all. His last two outings, Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey and Mohenjo Daro, however, fared poorly. For Panipat, the team went lengths to make sure that it all came out perfectly. This included Arjun learning to ride a horse as well as both he and Kriti learning sword fighting. We are to see if it turns out to be a hit for the filmmaker as well as Arjun, whose films are generating lukewarm collections for a while now.
The film is slated to release on 6th December 2019.Read More