Ashutosh Gowariker has helmed historical films like Lagaan and Jodhaa Akbar. The director is back with yet another historical film titled Panipat: The Great Betrayal. The film will feature Arjun Kapoor in the lead role, portraying the character of Sadashivrao Bhau. Kriti Sanon and Sanjay Dutt will also play pivotal roles in the film. It is all set for a December 6, 2019 release date. Here are five interesting facts about Panipat: The Great Betrayal.
As per reports, a grand set was built to shoot major portions of the film at ND Studios. The art director of the film, Nitin Desai replicated the grandeur of the Shaniwar Wada, which is situated in Pune. Ashutosh Gowariker and Nitin Desai have previously recreated the Agra Fort in the 2008 release Jodhaa Akbar. Gowariker has stated that he was excited to recreate the magnificent structure.
Construction BEGAN yesterday on the auspicious day of #AKSHAYTRITIYA!— Ashutosh Gowariker (@AshGowariker) April 19, 2018
Recreation of the ‘Shaniwar Wada’ to original scale!
@nitindesai666 @agpplofficial @duttsanjay @arjunk26 @kritisanon @rohitshelatkar @visionworldfilm #sunitagowariker #Panipat pic.twitter.com/WoH7jjpadu
The musical duo of Ajay-Atul have proved their superior music talent majorly in the Marathi film industry. The duo has delivered some sensational Marathi tracks like Zingaat and Lallati Bhandar. In the Hindi film industry, the two have only worked on a handful of films. Ashutosh Gowariker reportedly thought that tjhe duo will be the best fit for the film as it is based on the life of a Maratha warrior.
Zeenat Aman has evidently stayed away from the limelight for a while now. The actor hasn't worked in notable films in the last decade and has focused mainly on small budgeted films. Zeenat Aman will essay the role of Sakina Begum in Panipat. Ashutosh Gowariker has stated that her role will be an extended cameo in the film.
Mohnish Bahl has been away from mainstream Hindi films. The actor had a cameo in the Salman Khan film Jai Ho. He made a comeback in the TV industry with Sanjivani this year and is all set to feature in Panipat. Mohnish Bahl will be seen essaying the role of Nana Saheb aka Balaji Baji Rao. It will be the first historic film for Mohnish Bahl.
As per reports, the film will feature the Third Battle of Panipat in its climax. The battle featured over 1200 warriors originally and Ashutosh has reportedly attempted to replicate the battle. The climax will feature a magnanimous battle sequence which apparently took an entire shooting schedule of two weeks to shoot. The battle will reportedly feature a mix of practical and VFX effects in the final cut of the film.
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