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Arjun Kapoor heaps praises on Panipat director Ashutosh Gowariker

Arjun Kapoor

By: Mohnish Singh

Arjun Kapoor, who made his acting debut with Yash Raj Films’ Ishaqzaade (2011), has played numerous characters over the years. But with his forthcoming film Panipat (2019), the young actor is set to explore the world of a period film.

Panipat, which is based on the third battle of Panipat, is directed by eminent filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker who has several successful historical movies in his filmography. Ahead of the release of the film on 6th December, Arjun Kapoor says that it was amazing working with Gowariker for the first time.


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“It was amazing working with him. I had seen Lagaan (2001) twice in two days, first day in trial theatres and second day in the theatres with dhols playing. So, for me, it was a dream to be able to spend time with him and to be able to make a film like this with him,” the actor told a newswire.

Kapoor, who was last seen in India’s Most Wanted (2019), goes on to add that if he had to topline a period film again, he would only choose Gowariker to collaborate with. “If there was a period film that I had to do in my career, I would choose him as somebody who understands the finer nuances of filmmaking in this genre especially. So, it was an honour the fact that he considered me for this film.”


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“He has a certain regard for actors and technicians. He Only focusses on the betterment of the film and is genuinely somebody who wants to make a good film. That is a fine quality to have. He is a hard worker who never flaunts it, and a positive person who never raises his voice. He is disciplined, so, yes, it has been a dream,” Arjun signs off.

Also featuring Sanjay Dutt, Kriti Sanon, Zeenat Aman, Mohnish Bahl and Padmini Kolhapure in important roles, Panipat enters theatres on 6th December, 2019.

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