Sanjay Leela Bhansali has waited for almost twelve years to make his magnum opus Bajirao Mastani and his dream finally came true today (18 December). Recently, a special screening of the movie was arranged by the cast of the film and Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone played the perfect host to celebrities like Hrithik Roshan, Shahid Kapoor, Mira Rajput, Shilpa Shetty, Sonam Kapoor, Sridevi and many others.
Bajirao Mastani narrates the story of the Maratha warrior Peshwa, Bajirao I of the Maratha Empire and his second wife Mastani. Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone portray the role of Bajirao and Mastani, and Priyanka Chopra plays Bajirao's first wife Kashibai in the movie.
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Talking about his role in Bajirao Mastani, Ranveer Singh told India Today, ''I had 21 days to prepare, so I locked myself up in a hotel room, got into semi-isolation to kind of create this character. The mornings were about the physical transformation, the afternoons were the accent, and it was in the evening till late night that I would just sit with myself and the script and the research material and think.''
Ranveer Singh further added, ''And create a new way of walking, talking, sitting, standing, getting into the mindset of the guy. Just think what is it like to live in the 1700s, what do you do... how do you sleep, how do you wake up, what do you do after you wake up, how do you brush - do you brush? - there are so many things to take into consideration and completely transform. You could say my evenings to nights all those 21 days were all about marinating. I was marinating myself in that character.''
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Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan, recently attended the screening of Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone's Bajirao Mastani. The film is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Bollywood diva Rekha also graced Bajirao Mastani's special screening. Here, Rekha is seen kissing Deepika Padukone at the screening.
(In Pic-Ranveer Singh, Rekha and Deepika Padukone)
Ranveer Singh is playing the role of Bajirao in the movie while Deepika Padukone is playing a princess named Mastani.
(In Pic-Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone at the screening)
At the screening of his movie, Bajirao Mastani, Ranveer Singh was seen accompanying everyone to their car with a goodbye hug.
(In Pic-Shilpa Shetty and Ranveer Singh)
Bajirao Mastani Reviews
SLB's Bajirao Mastani has released today on 18th December and it has got mostly positive reviews from the film critics.
(In Pic-Shilpa Shetty with Sonam Kapoor)
Bajirao Mastani Vs Dilwale
Bajirao Mastani is facing a tough competition from Shahrukh Khan and Kajol starrer Dilwale. However, both the movies have got good openings.
(In Pic-Madhuri Dixit)
Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Sanjay Leela Bhansali wanted to make Bajirao Mastani with Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. But after their breakup, he dropped the idea.
(In Pic-Sridevi With Boney Kapoor)
Later, Sanjay Leela Bhansali tried to make Bajirao Mastani with Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor. But that also, did not happen.
(In Pic-Shahid Kapoor at the screening of Bajirao Mastani)
After working with Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone in Ram-Leela, Sanjay Leela Bhansali finally decided to cast them in his film.
(In Pic-Mira Rajput at the screening)
Both Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone have given mind-blowing performances in the movie. Even Priyanka Chopra did a superb job in Bajirao Mastani.
(In Pic-Javed, Ranveer and Shabana Azmi)