The “Ram Leela” jodi is all set to romance again onscreen in the period drama “Bajirao Mastani”. While Ranveer Singh will be playing Bajirao Peshwa, Deepika will essay the role of Mastani the Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie.
The casting puts an end to months of speculation on who will be playing the roles. Apart from Ranveer, Ajay Devgn and Shah Rukh Khan were strongest contenders for Bajirao’s role while Kareena Kapoor and Katrina Kaif were considered for Mastani.
A source from the movie said that Sanjay Leela Bhansali was keen on Deepika Padukone for Mastani’s role. But there were doubts on whether she can accommodate the long schedules required for the movie.
Especially since Deepika had given her assent for Karan Johar’s “Shuddhi” which is expected to take 150 days for shooting.
However Deepika is said to have informed Sanjay that she would be able to fit Bajirao Mastani into her schedule.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Bajirao Mastani” is a historical love story which has been delayed for the past 10 years. Initially it was supposed to star Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai which couldn’t materialise.
Deepika will be reuniting with her “Goliyon ki Rasleela Ramleela” team of Ranveer and Bhansali. Reports say that both Karan Johar and Sanjay Leela Bhansali have announced December 2015 release for “Shuddhi” and “Bajirao Mastani”.