MUMBAI: B-Town beauty Deepika Padukone, the Mastani of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s directorial, Bajirao Mastani, says her character represents the women of today, Indian Express reported.
After revealing the fragile yet fierce look of her character, Deepika said: “My character Mastani embodies today’s woman. Someone who multi-tasked, someone who excelled in everything she did… she is not just an amazing woman; a remarkable warrior, wonderful lover, a mother and a daughter. There are so many shades in this character.”
She added, “She is so much in love with Bajirao that she sacrificed many things.”
The movie features Ranveer Singh as 18th century Maratha warrior Peshwa Bajirao, while Priyanka Chopra plays Kashibai.
For Deepika, who has showcased her versatility in films such as Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and Piku, Bajirao Mastani is like a “once in a lifetime” opportunity.
Eulogizing director Bhansali, the Mastani actress said, “He is co-operative and always encourages, letting the actors work freely. Everybody in the team is creatively involved with the film making process.”
She said that the shooting for the movie had been a wonderful experience.
“It has been the most challenging film of my career so far… emotionally and physically. As an actor, it’s an amazing feeling as I can travel in history through my character.”
The first look of Mastani was laid bare on Sunday and it featured Deepika, wielding a golden sword. With her eyes set on target, she looks like she is in an attack mode.
— Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) November 8, 2015
Bajirao Mastani is set to hit big screens on December 18 along with Shah Rukh Khan’s film Dilwale, which will bring the nostalgic couple SRK and Kajol back on screen.
Apart from Bajirao Mastani, Deepika will also be seen showing up on screen with Ranbir Kapoor in Imtiaz Ali’s directotial, Tamasha.
Source: INDIAN EXPRESS