Rani Mukherjee was the original Kashibai in Bajirao Mastani!

While we’re all excited about Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next and how Priyanka Chopra is playing Kashibai and Deepika Padukone Mastani, let me tell you some less known fact about it.This movie was originally planned by Bhansali eight years ago and it was Rani Mukherjee who was chosen to play the role of Kashibai!

And guess what? Bajirao Mastani did not happen during that time only and only because Rani Mukherjee refused to take it up!

And here’s why… Supposedly, it was Kareena Kapoor who was playing the role of Mastani in it and her role was really prominent compared to the role of Kashibai. This did not go all that well with Rani Mukherjee and she said no. Since Bhansali couldn’t find any replacement, the movie got shelved.

Priyanka Chopra’s role as Kashibai though, isn’t by any means less prominent as Bhansali has supposedly modified the script in such a way that both Mastani and Kashibai’s roles are equally lengthy and important and would be good enough for the actors that were chosen.

“Kashibai’s role according to SLB’s script was never a walk-over, not even 8 years ago when Kareena Kapoor was to play Mastani and Rani Mukerji was to play Kashibai. Now with Deepika (Padukone) and Priyanka playing the two parts, SLB has modified the characters accordingly” was what a source revealed on it all…

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