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Ashutosh Gowariker to recreate Shaniwar Wada for film based on battle of Panipat. See pics

For his upcoming film Panipat, Ashutosh Gowariker and art director Nitin Desai are recreating Shaniwar Wada at ND Studios.

Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: April 19, 2018 15:52 IST ]

Ashutosh Gowariker to recreate Palace of Peshwa, Shaniwar Wada for ‘Panipat’. See pics 

Magic is bound to happen when Ashutosh Gowariker is coming up with a historical film. The majestic film sets and realistic locale are the trademark of a typical Gowariker film. Art director Nitin Desai and Ashutosh Gowariker have come together to create magic once again and this time they’ve upped the level of their craft by several notches. Earlier, they recreated the Agra Fort for Jodhaa Akbar and now they are constructing the majestic Shaniwar Wada for his upcoming film Panipat.

The palace of Peshwa, Shaniwar Wada is of great historical importance for the story of Panipat. Hence, the duo has taken the task in their hands to recreate the splendid wada at N.D Studios. It will be built in the actual scale and the splendour of the original Shaniwar Wada in Pune. The construction has begun on the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya, which was on Wednesday. The filmmaker performed the Pooja on Wednesday morning with his wife Sunita and art director Nitin Desai.

“I am excited to work with Ashutosh Gowariker again after Jodhaa Akbar. The battle of Panipat is one of the most important chapters of our history and I am glad to be a part of this project. Shaniwar Wada was a stunning place and I am excited to recreate this magnificent structure for the film.”

Ashutosh Gowariker’s Panipat is based on the Third Battle of Panipat that took place on January 14, 1761 at Panipat. The epic battle was fought between the Maratha Empire and the invading forces of the King of Afghanistan, Ahmad Shah Abdali, supported by the Rohilla Afghans of the Doab, and Shuja-ud-Daula, the Nawab of Awadh.

The film is slated to release on December 6, 2019.

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