Sanjay Leela Bhansali is known to be a master of grandeur (his films "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam," "Devdas" and "Ram Leela" are proof), but he is also great when it comes to the detailing for his characters. Just a glimpse at the first look of Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra in "Bajirao Mastani" and you know he got it right.
We tell you how:
Ranveer as Peshwa Bajirao I
Bajirao I was the most respected and successful Prime Minister (Peshwa) in the history of the Maratha kingdom. He was a Bhat, a brahmin, and a bald head and the forehead symbol are the defining features of his character. On one hand, he was a brave and ambitious Peshwa, and on the other hand torn in love. The first look puts focus on that, perfectly introducing who he was at the core.
Deepika as Mastani
Mastani was a beautiful woman. But more importantly she was multi-talented - proficient in dancing and singing and trained in martial arts, archery and politics. Her focusing on shooting an arrow instantly lets you in on her strong and intelligent personality.
Priyanka as Kashibai
Seeing Priyanka in a typical traditional Maharashtrian green bangles, mangalsutra, nath and the simple nine-yard sari makes it clear who Kashibai is - a royal, but simple woman, and a dedicated and loving wife. She is someone with great inner strength. The flower in the foreground depicts her polite and delicate nature.
The first look of these three stars gives you images you can quickly identify their complex characters with. It surely gets us doubly excited about the teaser, which will be out online Thursday, July 16.