Ashutosh Gowariker performs Bhumi-Pujan for PANIPAT

Veteran art director and production designer, Mr. Nitin Chandrakant Desai performed the ‘Bhumi-Pujan’ on the sets of the much awaitedupcoming movie, PANIPAT with director Mr.
Ashutosh Gowarikar at ND Studios, Karjat on 18th April 2018.

PANIPAT is an upcoming Hindi film based on the historic period drama starring Sanjay Dutt, Arjun Kapoor, and Kriti Sanon.

Enclosed are the photographs of the ritual for your kind perusal.

The film is based on the third battle of PANIPAT, which is one of the most epic battles in the history of India that took place on 14 January 1761 at PANIPAT. The battle was fought between the northern expeditionary force of the Maratha Empire and invading forces of the King of Afghanistan, Ahmad Shah Abdali, supported by two Indian allies—the Rohilla Afghans of the Doab, and Shuja-ud-Daula, the Nawab of Awadh.

Mr. Ashutosh Gowarikar and Mr. Nitin Chandrakant Desai along with team discussing the prototype of the fort

Mr. Nitin Chandrakant Desai along with Mr. Ashutosh Gowarikar conducting a recce of ND Studios

Bhumi-Pujan ritual performance

Bhumi-Pujan ceremony being executed in the presenceof Mr. Ashutosh Gowarikar, Mr. Nitin Chandrakant Desai and team

Mr. Ashutosh Gowarikar performing Aarti