Shaniwar Wada being recreated for ‘Panipat’

ST Correspondent
Thursday, 19 April 2018

After working together in Jodhaa Akbar, art director Nitin Desai and director Ashutosh Gowariker are collaborating for Panipat. They are all set to reconstruct  Shaniwar Wada for the film. The historical structure that housed the Peshwas is of great importance to the story of Panipat and hence the duo have taken up the task to recreate the wada at N D Studios, Karjat. The bricks for the massive structure have been laid on the auspicious day of Akshay Tritiya. “Construction BEGAN on the auspicious day of AKSHAY TRITIYA!

After working together in Jodhaa Akbar, art director Nitin Desai and director Ashutosh Gowariker are collaborating for Panipat. They are all set to reconstruct  Shaniwar Wada for the film. The historical structure that housed the Peshwas is of great importance to the story of Panipat and hence the duo have taken up the task to recreate the wada at N D Studios, Karjat. The bricks for the massive structure have been laid on the auspicious day of Akshay Tritiya. “Construction BEGAN on the auspicious day of AKSHAY TRITIYA!  @Ashgowariker and @nitindesai666 to recreate the Majestic ‘Shaniwar Wada’ for Panipat,” the director tweeted on Wednesday. 

“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 is a stunning place and I am excited to recreate this magnificent structure for the film,” said Nitin Desai. 

The action-packed period drama is produced by Sunita Gowariker and Rohit Shelatkar’s company - Vision World. It is said to release on December 6, 2019. It stars Sanjay Dutt, Arjun Kapoor and Kriti Sanon. 

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