#BOLLYWOOD: The first song of the upcoming period drama, Panipat is out and it is in praise of the keepers of the Maratha empire.
With the historical backdrop coupled with majestic sets, as seen in the trailer of the film, Panipat has already swooned the audience and now its first track, Mard Maratha is here.
The song has been shot on an extensive scale, replete with Peshawari ambience with a lifelike Lord Ganesh idol in the background, and a whopping 1300 dancers, including lejhim dancers from Pune with authentic bull dancers.
Mard Maratha has been composed by Ajay-Atul. It has been sung by Ajay-Atul, Sudesh Bhosle, Kunal Ganjawala, Swapnil Bandodkar, Padmanabh Gaikwad and Priyanka Barve. The lyrics are by Javed Akhtar.
Watch the song Mard Maratha here now
The film is set against the backdrop of the Third Battle of Panipat, which was fought between the Maratha forces under the leadership of Sadashiv Rao Bhau (played by Arjun Kapoor in the film) and Ahmad Shah Abdali (played by Sanjay Dutt), who lead the invading Afghan forces. Kriti Sanon plays the role of Sadashiv Rao Bhau’s second wife Parvati Bai. The film is slated to release on December 6 this year.
Other than Arjun, Kriti and Sanjay Dutt, the film also features veteran actors like Padmini Kolhapure and Zeenat Aman. It also stars Mohnish Bahl and Nawab Shah.