It's final! The casting of Priyanka, Deepika and Ranveer put an end to the months of speculation about who would play the lead in Sanjay Leela's Bhansali's next directorial venture Bajirao Mastani.
Yes, did you hear me? The ace director's much anticipated film is a period romance based on the love story of Peshwar Baji Rao and his second wife Mastani. The project being close to Bhansali's heart, the toss reportedly was between his favorite actors like Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Shah Rukh Khan and Rani Mukerji.
But now the film will reportedly have Ranveer Singh playing the historical character of Bajirao, Deepika Padukone as Bajirao's second wife Mastani, and Priyanka Chopra as his first wife.
Thus, falls the curtain on one of the most passionately speculated casting process in recent times. With Priyanka-Deepika-Ranveer being roped in to play the lead roles, it is the Ram Leela team all over again for Bhansali.