Sanjay Dutt, Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon’s ‘Panipat’ to have a mammoth starcast of 110 actors
‘Panipat’ is all set to create history with its mammoth starcast. Not only does the film’s have stars like Sanjay Dutt, Arjun Kapoor and Kriti Sanon, but now it’s revealed that the makers have hired about 110 actors for the film, and all of them will be having substantial part role in the film.
When one sets out to re-create one of the largest battles of history on-screen, it is but obvious that it will be a colossal affair, but it seems like the makers of ‘Panipat’ is all set to take the magnum opus to an all-new cinematic high. Right from building majestic sets, hiring the best technical team to casting the finest talents from the industry, every tiny detail is taken care of to ensure that the audience gets a one of its kind cinematic experience.
Casting director Rohan Mapuskar after a month-long research and back-to-back auditions finally locked the final cast of the film and it is undoubtedly a mighty one. Speaking about the enormous starcast, 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.”
For those who’ve come in late, ‘Panipat’ 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 January 14, 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, supported by two Indian allies—the Rohilla Afghans of the Doab, and Shuja-ud-Daula, the Nawab of Awadh.
The Ashutosh Gowariker directed film is scheduled to release on December 6.