Mumbai, Sep 15 (PTI) Veteran writer Javed Akhtar is set to pen the lyrics for filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker’s period film “Panipat”.Also Read - Shah Rukh Khan Goes All Nostalgic And Proud as US Navy Band Sings 'Ye Jo Des Hai Tera' - Watch Viral Video

The film, which features Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon and Sanjay Dutt in pivotal roles, is based on the third battle of Panipat that took place in 1761. Also Read - Shah Rukh Khan Pays Tribute to Kaveri Amma From Swades, Writes ‘Kishori Amma Will Be Sorely Missed’

“Panipat” marks eighth collaboration between Akhtar and Gowariker. They have earlier worked together on “Lagaan”, “Swades”, Jodhaa Akbar” and “Mohenjo Daro” among others. Also Read - Republic Day 2020: These 10 Patriotic Movies Will Ignite the Spirit of Nationalism in You

Composers Ajay-Atul will score the music for the film.

In the film, Arjun plays the role of Maratha leader Sadashivrao Bhau while Sanjay is portraying Ahmad Shah Durrani.

Art director Nitin Desai will recreate the Shaniwar Wada for the film at ND Studios. The film has a release date of December 6, 2019 and will be produced by Sunita Gowariker and Rohit Shelatkars Vision World.

Ace fashion designer Neeta Lulla will create the costumes for the project.

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