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

Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker, whose movies are known to have detailed sets, is getting the Shaniwar Wada fort the seat of the Peshwa empire being recreated for his upcoming period film ‘Panipat’. The palace of Peshwa, is of great historical importance for the story of the period drama. 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.

Gowariker on Thursday shared a photograph of the ‘bhoomi pujan’ which took place on Akshaya Tritiya on Wednesday.

“Construction began on the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya! Recreation of the ‘Shaniwar Wada’ to original scale!” Gowariker captioned the image. (Also Read: Panipat: The recce begins for this Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon and Sanjay Dutt-starrer

‘Panipat’ will tell the story of what led to the third Battle of Panipat. Actors Arjun Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt and Kriti Sanon are part of the ambitious project.

The film will be produced by Sunita Gowariker under their home banner AGPPL in association with Vision World. The film is slated to release on December 6, 2019.

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.