Mumbai: Filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker, whose movies are known to have detailed sets, is getting the Shaniwar Wada fort -- the seat of the Peshwa empire -- recreated for his upcoming period film Panipat.
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.
Construction BEGAN yesterday on the auspicious day of #AKSHAYTRITIYA!
Recreation of the ‘Shaniwar Wada’ to original scale! @nitindesai666 @agpplofficial @duttsanjay @arjunk26 @kritisanon @rohitshelatkar @visionworldfilm #sunitagowariker #Panipat pic.twitter.com/WoH7jjpadu
— Ashutosh Gowariker (@AshGowariker) 19 April 2018
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.
Panipat 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.