The much-awaited teaser of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming historic drama/romance Bajirao Mastani is out, and it is just as grand and larger-than-life as we had expected. Starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra in lead roles, Bajirao Mastani is all set for a grand December release.
The two-minutes long teaser introduces us to the film’s main characters and shows us that Bajirao Mastani is a trademark SLB film. Lavish sets, check. OTT costumes, check. Grand battle sequences, check. Love story, check. Emotional upheavals, check. All in all, one thing that we know for sure is that this will be a film of epic proportions.
Ranveer Singh plays Peshwa Bajirao, a fearless Maratha general who you probably read about in history books. This is the role that Ranveer had to give up on his lush locks for. Does he look good? Definitely. Is he convincing as a bold, menacing minister? In parts, we would say.
Deepika Padukone has been cast in the role of Mastani, Bajirao’s second wife and as fearless a warrior as her husband. She is an ace archer and knows how to wield a sword. DP looks gorgeous as Mastani and she’s doing complete justice to her role. In fact, our favourite scene from the teaser is when Mastani sword-fights like a pro even when cradling a baby.
Priyanka Chopra is Kashibai, Bajirao’s first wife. While she does look good, her childlike exuberance and expression remind us a little too much of Devdas’s Paro (especially in the diya lighting scene). We certainly hope there’s more to her character than what has been revealed in the teaser.