The trailer of Ashutosh Gowariker's historical action drama Panipat creates a buzz

The trailer of his upcoming film Panipat is out now. While some think it will be a blockbuster, others are not too impressed with the film's lead actor Arjun Kapoor as the Maratha warrior.

Panipat has been creating a buzz in Bollywood for some time now with the trailer of the film releasing today.

The movie stars Arjun Kapoor and Kriti Sanon in the lead roles as Sadashiv Rao Bhau and Parvati Bai respectively. Sanjay Dutt will be essaying the role of the antagonist as Ahmad Shah Abdali.

"We hope that the audience likes the trailer. We have tried to live up to the expectations," Ashutosh said.

Arjun tweeted the trailer on Tuesday: "Presenting the #PanipatTrailer - The Battle That Changed History. Releasing Dec 6."

Soon, netizens left their opinions in the comments section.

"Sadashiv Rao Bhau, bang on baba, nailed it! #PanipatTrailer crazy transformation," one Twitter user wrote.

Meanwhile, there were others who pointed out how the film's makers "manipulated history".

"Under the name of a true story they manipulated history lol. Abdali Was a Hero For Indians. Also, read the history 1st then make films. Whatever, it's just a movie, not history," wrote one Twitter user.

Going by the trailer, the film is touted to be a historical action drama with grand sets, a lot of sword-wielding and blood bath. It borrows heavily from both Baajirao Masthani and Padmaavat in terms of costume and looks. 

Also, the film is based on true incidents and will tell the tale of the third battle of Panipat. Set in 1761, Panipat is about the Maratha empire. Back then their grip on Hindustan reigned supreme until an Afghan invader set his eyes on the throne of Hindustan. 

The film is directed by Ashutosh Gowariker and also stars Mohnsih Bahl, Padmini Kolhapure, Zeena Aman and Suhasini Mulay and many others.

Produced by Sunita Gowariker under the banner of AGPPL along with Rohit Shelatkar's company Vision World, She is hoping the audience loves the trailer and the film. "The entire team has put in their hard work and I hope that pays off well," she said.

Rohit Shelatkar, Founder of Vision World Films, said: "History and movies have always been a passion of mine, and I'm glad to have this opportunity to bring these passions together, in this wonderful project. Belonging to the Marathi Community, I have aspired to bring more stories of Maratha legends to the forefront and this association with the esteemed Ashutosh Gowarikar - director of illustrious movies like Jodha Akbar, Swades and Lagaan has been a dream come true."

Shibasish Sarkar, Group CEO, Reliance Entertainment, is glad to be associated with Ashutosh and his magnum opus which will show "one of the biggest ever battles fought in the world".

The film is expected to hit the screens on December 6, 2019, and it is yet to be seen if the film sticks to historical facts or saunters into fiction.

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