Javed Akhtar to pen lyrics for Ashutosh Gowariker's 'Panipat'
‘Panipat’, the Aushtosh Gowariker’s next period film, will be graced with the magnificence of compelling songs as veteran writer Javed Akhtar has stepped into the spectrum. The writer is set to pen the lyrics for the film.
Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon and Sanjay Dutt starrer ‘Panipat’ is based on the third battle of Panipat that revolutionised an era in Indian history.
The magical duo of Ashutosh and Javed has worked its charm in their earlier collaborations such as ‘Lagaan’, ‘Swades’, ‘Jodhaa Akbar’, and ‘Mohenjo Daro’, among others. ‘Panipat’ will mark the reunion of the director-lyricist pair for the eighth time.
While Javed Akhtar will pen the words, composers Ajay-Atul will work on the music of the film.
The film will feature Arjun Kapoor as the Maratha leader Sadashivrao Bhau and Sanjay Dutt will be portrayed as Ahmad Shah Durrani.
The historical Shaniwar Wada will be recreated for this film by art director Nitin Desai at ND Studios. Ace fashion designer Neeta Lulla will create the costumers for the project. Produced by Sunita Gowariker and Rohit Shelatkars Vision World, the period drama will hit the silver screens on December 2019.