Have you wondered why Ranveer Singh has been appearing at all social events sporting a hat? The reason is, the team of Bajirao Mastani went to great lengths to keep the looks of its lead characters closely guarded secrets. Along with Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra, Singh is a part of the film that has been in the planning stage for several years now. A few years back, Salman Khan was rumoured to play Bajirao in the film.
It is after the success of Bhansali's previous film Goliyon ki Rasleela...Ram Leela that Deepika and Ranveer were signed on to play this warrior epic.
However on Tuesday night, Eros Now (the studio behind Bhansali's film) released the film look and posters of the film starring all the three actors.
Singh plays Maratha Peshwa Bajirao in this epic period saga, complete with a bald head, elaborate moustache and a white angrakha kurta. Trust Ranveer Singh to smoulder in a period costume like that.
Deepika plays his second wife Mastani, described as a brilliant warrior who could swing the sword with as much elan as she could hit an adversary with an arrow. Padukone is seen in a helmet and metal metal. One word for her: fab!
Priyanka plays Bajirao's (Singh) first wife Kashibai and looks stunning too. The three actors have also worked together in Ram Leela so this pairing again in a different setting should be interesting to watch.
And here's presenting the teaser poster of the film, in true Sanjay Bhansali style with colours and a bit of mystery:
It's difficult to pick a favourite from these three actors who look great in the first look.
The teaser of Bajirao Mastani is due on Thursday, while the trailer of the film is sue to be released on the big screen along with Salman Khan's Bajrangi Bhaijaan. The film will release on 18 December this year.