Bajirao Mastani is the dream project of Sanjay Leela Bhansali. It was originally going to be made with Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai. But the bitter breakup between the two actors took its toll and the project never got off the ground. For many years the project kept hitting roadblocks and the whole thing finally came together when Bhansali found his perfect cast in Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, and Priyanka Chopra.
During an interaction with the media, Salman was asked about the movie and his reaction was an interesting one. He said jokingly, “Oh how unfortunate that I couldn’t be part of Bajirao Mastani. I had to be part of Prem Ratan Dhan Payo!”
After settling down though, he had only positive things to say, “I have heard script which is really nice. Kareena (Kapoor Khan) and I also did a photo session. I have seen the promo. It is large scale and I feel Ranveer, Deepika, Priyanka are looking amazing in the film. I quite liked it!”