Bajirao Mastani – First Look
Bajirao Mastani is an upcoming Indian historical romance film directed and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The film narrates the story of the Maratha Peshwa Baji Rao and his second wife Mastani. Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone portray the titular protagonists, Priyanka Chopra plays Bajirao’s first wife, and Tanvi Azmi plays Bajirao’s mother. Bajirao Mastani is scheduled to be release on 18 December 2015. 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, Kashibai. Both Singh and Padukone will undergo extensive preparation for their roles. Bhansali has reportedly approached Daksha Sheth to train the pair in Kalaripayattu, an ancient Indian martial art. Sheth will also train Padukone in the dance style of Kathak. Singh will be required to learn Marathi, learn horseback riding, and shave his head for the role. In addition, the role of Baji Rao will require Singh to gain weight to lose his physique. In preparation for her role of Kashibai, Chopra took a 15-day coaching course and she will also undergoing language training in a dialect of Marathi spoken during the time of the ascension of the Peshwas.