Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Bajirao Mastani has oodles of surprises in store for us. It was Salman Khan who last recreated the Sheesh Mahal for Prem Ratan Dhan Payo and now it is Sanjay Leela Bhansali who has once again created this wonder for Bajirao Mastani. Owing to the fact that Bajirao Mastani will be a movie with the touch of grandeur and charisma around it, we can believe on the news that the set created by the director-producer will be his most extravagant affair so far. Bajirao Mastani is one of those releases of this year that is being eagerly waited.
The movie is an epic Indian historical romance period film produced and directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Bajirao Mastani trailer has been released and it was appreciated by everyone. The film that stars Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra as the protagonists will release on 18 December 2015.
The set so created will be called Aena Mahal and it has been created on the lines of the mirror that covered the set of the cult film Mughal-E-Azam. This will be the most expensive set so far after that film. The set of Bajirao Mastani took over 45 days to create, and has been designed specially by Sujit Sriram and Saloni. The mirrors used were handpicked by Bhansali himself and were being called from Jaipur. Around 20,000 mirrors that were intricately designed have been used to put the set together. Workers from Jaipur were called upon to work on the embedding of the mirrors to maintain authenticity. The massive set measures 12,500 sq.ft. and every angle of the frame reflects in the 20,000 mirrors. Bajirao Mastani set will also have 13 chandeliers which have to be lit up every time with candles and not our traditional lighting.
Bajirao Mastani is an epic period film that is inspired by the real life story of Bajirao who is the Peshwa of the Maratha Empire. The pivotal role of Bajirao will be played by Ranveer Singh plays the, while Deepika Padukone will play Mastani and Priyanka Chopra Bajirao’s first wife Kashibai.