We came to know that, the legend, Birju Maharaj was training for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's period romance, Bajirao Mastani.
Birju Maharaj said, "I told Deepika to think of Ranveer, who is her on screen lover, as her Kishore and like Madhubala had danced to his tunes in Jhumroo, she should dance the same way for her Bajirao." as Mumbai Mirror reported.
But her performance also required a range of emotions, as she had to portray the role of a warrior and a lover at the same time and for that she needed a role model to focus on.
Later, Birju Maharaj also appreciated Deepika and said, "Deepika aced it. The song looks like a Raja Ravi Varma painting brought to life. She's tall and beautiful, I will choreograph her in any song if she wants me to. She takes my scolding in the right spirit."
Interestingly, Deepika took two months to master the iconic peacock movements, which are distinctive to the Indian classical dance form.
It's a pity that film is releasing at the end of the year because it's really difficult to wait that long to see Deepika in her never-seen-before avatar!
Click on the slider to check out Deepika's avatar in Bajrao Mastani.
Deepika will be seen portraying the of role of Bajirao's second wife, Mastani, in Bajirao Mastani.
Deepika's Fierce Look
Deepika Padukone's fierce look as a warrior princess.
Deepika Aced It
Birju Maharaj said on her performance, "Deepika aced it. The song looks like a Raja Ravi Varma painting brought to life.
Deepika Padukone learned sword-fighting for her upcoming film, Bajirao Mastani.
"She takes my scolding in the right spirit"
Birju Maharaj said, "She takes my scolding in the right spirit."