Director Ashutosh Gowariker on Thursday announced that celebrated Hindi poet Ashok Chakradhar will pen the dialogues of his upcoming period film "Panipat". Gowariker took to Twitter to share the news.
"Honoured and proud to have the giant of Hindi literature, poet and essayist #PadmaShri @ChakradharAshok ji, to write the dialogues of #Panipat. Welcome sir, to the 18th Century!" the filmmaker tweeted and tagged the cast members of the film.
HONOURED & PROUD to have the GIANT of Hindi Literature, Poet & Essayist #PadmaShri @ChakradharAshok ji, to write the Dialogues of #Panipat— Ashutosh Gowariker (@AshGowariker) August 30, 2018
Welcome Sir, to the 18th Century! @duttsanjay @arjunk26 @kritisanon #SunitaGowariker @agpplofficial @RohitShelatkar @visionworldfilm pic.twitter.com/jEyj4eFTME
Chakradhar replied saying he is waiting to create the period piece with him.
"Dear Ashutosh, thank you for your heartfelt words. Collaborating with you is a matter of pride for me. My heart is beating for the 18th Century India," the poet wrote in Hindi.
डियर आशुतोष! आपके स्नेहपूर्ण शब्दों के लिए धन्यवाद। ये मेरे लिए भी गर्व की बात है कि मैं आपके साथ काम कर रहा हूँ! 18वीं सदी के हिंदुस्तान में मेरा दिल धड़क रहा है। https://t.co/Nb2ZQE9kLD— Ashok Chakradhar (@ChakradharAshok) August 30, 2018
The film, which features Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon and Sanjay Dutt in key roles, is based on the third battle of Panipat that took place in 1761.
Arjun plays the role of Maratha leader Sadashivrao Bhau, while Sanjay Dutt is portraying Ahmad Shah Durrani.
"Panipat" is slated to release on December 6 next year.