The film as first announced in 2003 when Sanjay Leela Bhansali wanted Salman Khan to essay the role of Baji Rao and Aishwarya Rai was supposed to be his Mastani.
However the film is finally under production and Priyanka Chopra is essaying the role of Kashibai, Maratha Peshwa Baji Rao’s first wife, while Deepika Padukone is essaying the role of Mastani; Baji Rao’s second wife.
This is the third time Priyanka Chopra is working with the team of Sanjay Leela Bhansali and will share screen space with Ranveer and Deepika for the second time after Goliyon Ki Raasleela: Ram-Leela, where Priyanka had swayed for an item number.
Mastani is often referred to as Baji Rao’s concubine or mistress. However, she was his lawfully wedded wife. Mastani was skilled in horse-riding, spear-throwing and swordsmanship and a talented dancer and singer.
She accompanied Baji Rao on his military campaigns. Mastani and Bajirao’s wife, Kashibai, bore sons to Baji Rao within a few months of each other. Kashibai’s child died at an early age and Mastani’s child was named Shamsher Bahadur.
Coming back to Priyanka Chopra, well the actress states that her character in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming love saga Bajirao Mastani is one of her most difficult roles and working on the film is draining.
The actress took to Twitter to share her experience of filming the movie.
“Didn’t even realise how tired I was till I touched my bed. Bajirao Mastani is so intense that I’m depleted! Kashi is one of my hardest parts!” she posted on her Twitter page.
But then she said the same thing for Mary Kom; guess this is something to do with Sanjay Leela Bhansali Productions cause both were produced by the same production house. Oops!!
One advice to you Priyanka, either stop taking up such roles or think of something else to say.
Priyanka Chopra is busy shooting Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus Bajirao Mastani that stars Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone. The film as fir...0.5