Ashutosh Gowariker has directed a number of period dramas. After the hits Jodhaa Akhbar and Mohenjo Daro, his next release is Panipat. With this film, he wishes to take the audience back to the 18th century when the Third Battle of Panipat had fought. Given the fact that this is a period drama, we have to give a lot of importance to get the details right. Reports say that Ashutosh had marked out a big part of the budget for the production design so that they could come up with visuals that looked authentic and real.
Apparently a team led by production designer Nitin Desai carried out a lot of research on the kind of weapons that had used in that era. They then replicated weapons like Shamsher, Khanda, and Gupti for the movie. They also consulted historians for the project and created replicas of shields that called Tilwah. In a recent interview with TNN, Rohit Shelatkar said that period films require higher investments than regular movies and it is important to pay attention to various aspects like make-up, clothes, and props that have used in the battle sequences to lend authenticity to the film.