Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali who is synonymous with all things extraordinary and beautiful, will stun and spell bound audiences, with his carefully constructed, larger-than-life sets in his biggest magnum opus, Bajirao Mastani.
Known to be a thorough perfectionist at his craft, Sanjay Leela
Bhansali, has an eye for beauty and aesthetics like none other .The
creative maverick put years of research into sourcing the perfect
elements that made for each one of these breath taking
The filmmaker also took a major leap of faith and gave 3 young,
promising, set designers their big Bollywood break with Bajirao
Mastani, a film that can only be described as the first
international movie to come from India.
Sriram Iyengar and Sujeet Sawant had done 12 years of research
on Maratha history. The film also required intensive research on
Mughal architecture and that's when Saloni Datrak stepped
Together the three worked endless hours on the minutest details
of the set including the smallest elements like the boat on which
Singh sails in the film.
The team prepared 930 sketches, 50-60 of which were then shown
to Sanjay Leela Bhansali who finalized his final 23 sets.
Did you Know ?
The first brief Sanjay Leela Bhansali gave the set designers was to maintain a certain sense of spirituality in all the 3 characters.
All the pillars in the movie are made of wood as there was no
concrete in the 17th century.
For Bajirao, Chandan was the color that the team zeroed
Kashibai's sets were inspired by the shingaar element. The color
pink dominates her look and her sets.
The Malahari set has a perfect 100 by 100 measurement.
Bhansali gave the 3 set designers creative freedom and was open
to their suggestions. The filmmaker structured their ability and
trusted their instincts.
The set designers were intimidated by Bhansali in their very
first meeting, but their fears were put to rest when the filmmaker
appreciated all their creative inputs.
Mastani's character is "paak" and "sufiyana" and so a lot of
Persian paintings were used in her chamber. There were also a lot
of Rajasthani influences in architecture with mosaic, stained glass
and geometric patterns.
Promising to be not just a film ,but an experience, Bajirao
Mastani remains one of the most anticipated films in the history of
The film backed by Eros International will transport audiences to a land of war,passion, grandeur and love.