The film 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 titular protagonists, and Priyanka Chopra plays Bajirao's first wife Kashibai. The film is scheduled to be released on 18 December 2015, along with much hyped multi-starer Rohit Shetty’s Dilwaale. There is a lot of media hype over the clash where some of the section dubbed it as Bhansali vs Shahrukh Khan round 2, clash of egos.
The trailer of Bajirao Mastani is already out and has created a buzz among the audience, it is yet to be seen that the age old romance portrayed in the film will woo the audience too.
As with all of Bhansali’s films, the trailer promises rich cinematography and an elegant screenplay. Sanjay Leela bhansali movies are also known for their mesmerizing music. The film also includes elaborate qawalli, celebration song, beautiful choreography and picturisation. True to his name, he has remained accurate to the era of the movie by including classical ragas in the songs.
Ranveer and Deepika has reportedly given their best shot to create the right persona with strong dialogue delivery and performances. It is hard to miss the famed on-and-off-screen couple's chemistry in the short trailer. "Thank you #SanjayLeelaBhansali for the incredible experience called #BajiraoMastani I owe you my life & more...I love you ", Padukone has tweeted. However, the other actress Priyanka Chopra, who is busy with her American sitcom Quantico, is reportedly not joining co-stars Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone for the movie promotions. In the movie, Priyanka has added the right amount of credibility to her beautiful and strong character of Bajirao first wife Kashibai.
The film was reportedly first announced in 2003. Sanjay Leela Bhansali initially wanted to cast Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai (his lead pair from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam) for the eponymous roles, but could not do so after their highly publicized break-up.
The audience eagerly awaits the movie release this weekend and it is yet to be seen if the movie will make it to the league of timeless love stories.