Sanjay Leela Bhansali is all set to present to audiences his greatest work yet with the period drama, Bajirao Mastani starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra. Given that Bajirao Mastani is the kind of film that comes rarely on celluloid,it continues to remain one of the most anticipated films in the history of Indian cinema.
The team has now officially unveiled Deepika’s look from the grand Deewani Mastani number from the film and in one word if you had to describe the picture, it would be stunning. The song video will be unveiled soon and it will have Deepika’s Mastani singing a song for her Bajirao aka Ranveer. Designed by Anju Modi, Deepika commands grace in the exquisite attire along with the traditional accessories.
“Under the supervision of choreographer Remo D’Souza Deepika danced like a dream. This number will do to her what Pyar Kiya Toh Darna Kya did to Madhubala. And yes, Sanjay Bhansali has shot images if Deepika reflected in scores of her reflection in mirror images in his ‘Aaina Mahal’, just like K Asif had shot Madhubala in ‘Sheesh Mahal.”
The actress saw the song “Deewani Mastani” for the first time at the launch herself in Delhi on Saturday. She said, “The song is inspired by ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ in a sense. We have tried to recreate the Aina mahal. But it’s also a Sanjay Leela Bhansali take on a contemporary version of the song where Mastani is completely besotted and madly in love with Bajirao. It’s almost nasheela. It doesn’t matter to her where she is or who is watching her. She is like a horse with blinkers. She has eyes for no one else but this one man who is sitting in front of her. She is intoxicated by love.”
When asked about the reason for launching the song in Delhi, Deepika said, “There was no better place. “I think in terms of sheer scale, and when you are dealing with a massive film itself, from the time we announced ‘Bajirao Mastani’, the thoughts and words that come to your mind are large and grand. Within the film itself this is the grandest thing we have done,” she added.