MUMBAI: The trailer of Arjun Kapoor starrer 'Panipat' released on Monday and looks quite impressive. The period drama though seems magnificent and interesting but fans fail to ignore its similarities with superhit movies 'Bajirao Mastani' and 'Padmaavat' and also, do not enjoy Kapoor as Sadashiv.
In the trailer of 'Panipat', when Arjun Kapoor enters as Sadashiv Bhau, you would immediately be reminded of a similar look that previously was donned by Ranveer Singh in the movie 'Bajirao Mastani'. Just when you forget about the Simmba star and try to concentrate on the trailer, he will be back again in your mind in his Alauddin Khilji avatar. Yes, Sanjay Dutt's character in the movie as Ahmad Shah Abdali gives a starking resemblance of Ranveer's character in 'Padmaavat'.
Twitteratis react to these similarities and called 'Panipat' a mixture of the two Sanjay Leela Bhansali's massive movies. See some of the reactions here:
Besides, fans are also not liking the choice of the cast by the makers and have a big problem with Arjun Kapoor. According to viewers, Kapoor is probably the worst part about the whole movie and casting him in front of a strong actor like Sanjay Dutt was a big mistake. The Ishaqzaade actor failed miserably at impressing the audience and thus invites criticism as well as memes in his way.
'Panipat' is based on the third battle of Panipat that broke out after Afghani invader Ahmad Shah Abdali decides to throw the Marathas off the throne. Besides Arjun Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt, Kriti Sanon will also be seen playing Arjun's wife, Parvati Bai. The movie is helmed by ace director Ashutosh Gowarikar and will be released on December 6th, 2019.