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Priyanka Chopra did not want to do ‘Bajirao Mastani’: Ranveer Singh

Ranveer Singh has revealed that his "Bajirao Mastani" co-star Priyanka Chopra was earlier not keen on being a part of the film.

By: PTI | Mumbai | November 21, 2015 5:08:45 pm
Bajirao Mastani trailer, Bajirao Mastnai Movie trailer, Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Bajirao Mastani Ranveer Singh, Bajirao Mastani Priyanka Chopra, Bajirao Mastani Deepika Padukone, Sanjay Leela bhansali, Entertainment news In “Bajirao Mastani” directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Ranveer Singh is playing Peshwa Bajirao, while Priyanka Chopra is essaying the role of his first wife Kashibai whereas Deepika Padukone is Mastani.

Actor Ranveer Singh has revealed that his “Bajirao Mastani” co-star Priyanka Chopra was earlier not keen on being a part of the film.

In the magnum opus directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Ranveer is playing Peshwa Bajirao, while Priyanka is essaying the role of his first wife Kashibai whereas Deepika Padukone is Mastani.

“She (Priyanka) did not want to do the film… she had said she wants to go. She said you all are mad.. you are doing a second film (with Sanjay Leela Bhansali). But she is a fast learner… and got things quickly,” Ranveer told reporters here last evening at the trailer launch of “Bajirao Mastani”.

Also read: Priyanka Chopra was my first friend in Bollywood: Deepika Padukone

Bhansali had earlier directed both Ranveer and Deepika in “Ram Leela”. This is the second time the trio is working together.

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Ranveer said that “Bajirao Mastani” has been emotionally and mentally draining for him.

“When I first heard the script, I knew it would be the most challenging film of my career. We did all the hard work required. I did a lot of preparation for the film… we have been working on this film since year and half,” he said.

Also read: Priyanka Chopra: Indian cinema is a force to reckon with internationally

“It has been emotionally, physically and mentally draining but at the same time it is fulfilling and enriching. I have grown as an artiste and I would like to give credit to Sanjay sir. He makes me a better actor and a wiser person. I hope I rise upto the expectations,” he added.

The film is set to release on December 18.

Also read: Ranveer, Deepika, Priyanka’s Bajirao Mastani’s trailer leaves audience spellbound

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