Bajirao Mastani's first look is out and it's outstanding. But not many people know that Bajirao Mastani was offered to Salman Khan first but he did not do it because of ex girlfriend Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
It is said that Sanjay Leela Bhansali wanted Salman Khan to play the lead role in Bajirao Mastani. But after Salman Khan's break up with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sanjay supported Aishwarya.
According to Bollywood Life, ‘'Salman Khan had agreed to do Bajirao Mastani but the bad break up with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and events following it destroyed his relation with Sanjay Leela Bhansali who was Ash's very close friend and confidante.''
When Salman Khan denied doing Bajirao Mastani, Sanjay left all the hopes and closed the film.
But after doing Ram Leela with Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, Sanjay felt confident and thought both the actors suit perfectly for the roles of Bajirao and Mastani.
Well, what do you think readers, did Sanjay do the right thing by choosing Ranveer for the role or was Salman, the better choice for Bajirao Mastani?
Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was Sanjay's first choice for Bajirao Mastani.
But both the actors rejected Bajirao Mastani after their break up.
Salman With Aish
Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan became very close while working on Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.
Salman Khan With Aish
Both Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan dated for a long time.
Sallu And Aish
It is said Aishwarya's parents did not want her to date Salman because of his bad boy image at that time.
Rumour has it, After Salman and Aishwarya's break up, Sanjay supported Aish.
But Sanjay Leela Bhansali has always said that he is very close to both Aishwarya and Salman.
Aishwarya Rai And Sanjay
Sanjay Leela Bhansali dropped the idea of making Bajirao Mastani when both Aishwarya and Salman rejected it.
Ranveer As Bajirao
But after seeing Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone's amazing chemistry in Ram Leela the director decided to make it.
Now Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra are playing the lead roles in Bajirao Mastani.