The names of Ranveer and Deepika as the possible lead actors of Bajirao Mastani were doing the rounds for months, but it’s only now that a confirmation has come.
The icing on the cake is the presence of Priyanka Chopra in the film. From what we hear, she plays a pivotal role.
All the three stars worked with Sanjay Leela Bhansali in his Goliyon Ki Raasleela - Ram Leela. While Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone played the leading roles, Priyanka made an appearance in the song ‘Ram Chahe Leela’.
Bajirao Mastani is based on the love story of Peshwa Bajirao and his second wife Mastani. Ranveer Singh will play the historical character of Bajirao. Priyanka Chopra will play his first wife and Deepika Padukone his second wife Mastani.
Ranveer will learn Marathi for his role and will reportedly also go bald.
“Preparations for 'Bajirao Mastani' is very intense. I will have to learn Marathi, horse riding, pick up the accent and do a lot of work for the character. I will have to shave off my hair, work on my look and the physical aspect,” Ranveer was earlier quoted as saying by PTI.
The shooting of Bajirao Mastani will start from October this year. Sanjay Leela Bhansali is known to demand total attention of the actors while shooting his films and often puts them under lots of pressure to extract fiery performances from them. We’re sure he’ll put all the actors to a new test in Bajirao Mastani.