Ranveer Singh became a huge star after he performed in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's films. Bajirao Mastani and Padmaavat became huge hits for the actor that made him emerging young star of Hindi Cinema.
Arjun Kapoor who made some decent box office hits couldn't really get audiences rallying behind him after initial stint of good films.
He tried Ranveer Singh, his best friend's formula with Ashutosh Gowarikar - the director of films like Lagaan, Swades, Jodha Akbar. He did Panipat, that resembles Bajirao Mastani in tone and storytelling.
The movie released on 6th December and collected just Rs. 3 crores Nett gross on the first day. Karthik Aaryan's Pati Patni aur Woh released on the same day and collected, Rs. 9 crores Nett gross.
Hindi audiences seems to have no interest in watching Arjun Kapoor on screen, because Kalank starring Varun Dhawan opened big on first day even though it is deemed as biggest disaster of 2019. Panipat might just take it's place if box office returns don't improve on Saturday and Sunday.