Bajirao Mastani Hindi period romance film, based on the love story between Maratha Peshwa Baji Rao I and his second wife Mastani.
Ranveer Singh plays the character of Baji Rao I - a warrior and the second Peshwa of the Maratha Empire, from 1720 until his death. Where Deepika Padukone as Mastani, second wife of Baji Rao and Priyanka Chopra as Kashibai, first wife of Baji Rao.
The film was first announced in 2003. Sanjay Leela Bhansali initially wanted to cast Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai for the titular roles, but could not cast them together after their highly publicised break-up.
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Several actors were rumoured to be linked to the project including Shahrukh Khan, Ajay Devgn, Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif. In July 2014, it was confirmed that Bhansali had revived the project with Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone playing the titular roles and Priyanka Chopra playing Bajirao's first wife, Kashiba.
Story in detail:
The movie, more than anything, is an extraordinary representation of the fact that love is true and beyond religions. And Bajirao (Ranveer Singh), the intrepid and heroic Peshwa who has battled hard to win every war he has fought, fights even harder to bring respect to his beloved Mastani (Deepika Padukone), who is disliked by his wife Kashibai (Priyanka Chopra) and other members of the Peshwa family.
The real drama starts when Bajirao's own mother (Tanvi Azmi) conspires against Mastani. At one point, Bajirao is even asked to choose between his Kingdom and Mastani. Will Bajirao win his war for Mastani? For that, you have to watch the film!
What each of them sacrifices for their love and pride, forms the crux of the story!
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The film made on a budget of ₹120 crore (US$18 million).The satellite and music rights of the film were sold for ₹50 crore and ₹10 crore respectively.