Sanjay Leela Bhansali is one of the most reputed and respected director in the Bollywood. It is a well known fact within Bollywood that Sanjay do not take any project without thoroughly examining it. In the past he has given hits like Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas, Black and the recent blockbuster Goliyon Ki Ras Leela: Ram Leela. More than a decade ago Sanjay admitted in an interview that his dream project is to make a film on the epic love story of Indian General Bajirao and His second wife Mastani. Since then Bajirao Mastani has been making buzz in the Indian media. Early rumors were that Sanjay has started working on the script and has signed up Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai in the titular role. But the confirmation never came on surface and Sanjay continued to work on different ventures. Media kept on speculating about who will be perfect Bajirao and Mastani. Actors like Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukherjee, Ranbir Kapoor and Hrithik roshan came forward but were never confirmed. After a decade Sanjay has finally decided to work on his dream project.
After the success of his last film Goliyon Ki Ras Leela: Ram Leela, Sanjay confirmed that he has found his Bajirao and Mastani in Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone. So he has decided to keep the couple for his dream film. As of now Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are dating each other and it will surely spark up the on-screen love needed for the epic story of Bajirao and Mastani. For the role of Bajirao’s first wife Kashibai, Sanjay has signed up her favorite actress Priyanka Chopra.
Director – Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Star Cast – Ranveer Singh > Bajirao
Deepika Padukone > Mastani
Priyanka Chopra > Kashibai
Screenplay Writer – Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Run-Time – Estm. 120 Minutes
Release Date – 25th December 2015
Genre – Romance | Drama | Musical
FilmSchoolWTF Rating – X Out of 5
Plot of Bajirao Mastani
The plot of Bajirao and Mastani will revolve around the real life love story of Peshwa Bajirao and his second wife Mastani. Mastani was a half muslim woman with whom Bajirao fell in love at first sight. According to folklore, Bajirao’s family never accepted Mastani and even tried hard to separate them both. It is also said that after Bajirao died in 1740, Mastani could not bear the news and suicide for her husband.
It has been confirmed that Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra will match steps in an epic song in Bajirao mastani. Sanjay has perfectly pulled this trick earlier when he featured Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit in the song Dola re from Devdas. The song is regarded as one of the best hindi song and is mainly loved due to the dance sequence of Aishwarya and Madhuri.