Mumbai: Anil Kapoor and his nephew Arjun Kapoor are set to battle it out at the box office soon. Arjun has been shooting for Ashutosh Gowarikar’s Panipat from past two months. The historical drama which also stars Kriti Sanon and Sanjay Dutt, is releasing on December 6 this year. On the other hand, Anil Kapoor’s upcoming comic caper Pagalpanti too is releasing on same day. So, this uncle and nephew duo will lock horns for the first time at the box office.
“Pagalpanti is about to go on floor and the makers are planning to finish the film in one go. They are flying to London and some portions will be shot in Mumbai. Whereas, Panipat‘s first schedule took place at Karjat in ND studio and the team has landed in Rajasthan to shoot the next schedule. Although this film will require a lot of production work as Ashutosh will have to recreate palaces from the Peshwa’s era, but he is keen to finish the post production work soon and release it on time,” says a source.
Trade experts feel although the films belong to different genres, director of Pagalpanti and the producer might consider changing the date.
Anees Bazmee, director of Pagalpanti, who shares a good rapport with Anil Kapoor, had considered Arjun for Mubarakan unpon Anil’s suggestion. This was the first film where Arjun shared screen space with his uncle.