It was supposed to be the dream of Sanjay Leela Bhansali to cast Salman Khan as Bajirao and Aishwarya Rai as Mastani. But we all know this didn’t work out. The director had to delay the project and finally it stars Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in lead roles. The bitter breakup between Salman and Aishwarya made sure that the jodi was never seen together on screen again.
In a recent interview to the media, Ash was asked about working with Salman in Sanjay’s film and her reply was, “Even at the start of this movie (BajiraoMastani), there was a certain casting that he was looking for. If that was to come to be… you all know that there was a possibility of me being Mastani if there was a certain Bajirao (Salman) he was trying to cast. But if that did not come to be then we had openly talked about it. It is not something to think over… fret over. Every film has its destiny and finds the way it is meant to be.”
Ash, as she usually does, tried to maintain a distance from questions pertaining to Salman, but opened up when asked about Sanjay Leela Bhansali, “It is a very close bond that I share with him and because of that creativity we share close personal bond. My relationship with certain filmmakers is personally strong. And it is not only about work.”