Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker, who is known to present some of the best period dramas in the most artistic way, has returned with a new historical drama based on the third battle of Panipat. Bankrolled by Gowariker, wife Sunita and Rohit Shelatkar, the film titled Panipat features Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon and Sanjay Dutt in lead roles and is slated to hit the cinemas on December 6, 2019. Yesterday, the makers of Panipat: The Great Betrayal released the first teaser poster and fans can’t seem to contain their excitement.Also Read - Little Girl Dances Adorably to Kriti Sanon's Mimi Song 'Param Sundari', Delights The Internet | Watch

Talking about the film and the characters, a source, in a statement to DNA, said, “The film is about The Third Battle of Panipat which was fought between Marathas and Afghans in 1761. Arjun plays the Maratha army’s leader Sadashivrao Bhau, whereas Sanjay will essay the main antagonist — Ahmad Shah Durrani, who led the Afghans to victory.” Also Read - Sanjay Dutt Birthday Special: Watch Video to Know How Nargis Dutt Named Him to Controversial Drug Angles, Lesser Known Facts About Sanjay Dutt

Speaking of Kriti Sanon character, who is playing the female lead, in Gowariker’s film, the source added, “Kriti will essay the role of Sadashivrao’s second wife Parvatibai. While the Maratha warrior marched towards the Afghans at the war, she was a constant support to Sadashivrao. When the Marathas went up North under Sadashivrao’s leadership, Parvatibai was the one who escorted her husband and even got the other women in the Maratha camp to do pilgrimage at Mathura and Vrindavan. Not just that, Parvatibai was also present when the final battle was fought.” ALSO READ: Ashutosh Gowariker Unveils The Teaser Poster Of Panipat -The Great Betrayal Today Also Read - KGF 2: Sanjay Dutt Unveils New Look of Adheera On His 62nd Birthday

Along with Sanjay Dutt and Arjun Kapoor, Kriti too will have some gruelling action sequences in the film. The source said, “The major chunk of action will revolve around Arjun and Sanjay’s characters. But Kriti will also start prepping in sword-fighting to gear up for her role.” So, are you excited to watch Panipat? Let us know in the comment section below. Watch this space for further updates.