Priyanka Chopra announced her next movie on Twitter. After packing a punch with ‘Mary Kom’, Priyanka tweeted, “Sometimes starting something is so scary n I haven’t felt a new beginning for a while. Super excited and totally nervous! Bajirao starts Tom.”
Bajirao Mastani, the subject that fascinated Sanjay Leela Bhansali, had been in the news for more than 12 years. Sanjay Leela had actually decided to make the movie post Devdas with Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai but the couple had a bitter breakup, which damage the chances of salvaging the project. Sanjay at that time believed only Aishwarya and Salman would be perfect for the roles.
Here is the cast of Bajirao Mastani
Ranveer Singh as Bajirao
Priyanka Chopra as Kashibai
Deepika Padukone as Mastani
Tanvi Azmi as Radhabai
Finally, the dream project which lay dormant sees the light of the day. The release date of the film has been closed at December 25, 2015. Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone are to prepare extensively for the film. Both of them would be required to train for Kalaripayattu, the ancient Indian martial art. Deepika will train for Kathak while Ranveer will learn horseback riding and shave his head for the role, apart from perfecting his Marathi dialect. Ranveer Singh would be preparing for the role the same way Heath Ledger prepared for the role of Joker in ‘Dark Knight’. He said, “I would be disconnecting myself from the Internet, the telephone, television. I would have to remain super-focused, it is scary.”