With just 16 days to go to the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus Bajirao Mastani, the team is pulling out all the stops with bigger and better events across India to get audiences completely engaged with the story of the Warrior Prince ahead of its release on 18th December.
This weekend saw Bajirao, played by Ranveer Singh, launch the victory song ‘Malhari’ in Bhopal. He arrived in a traditional chariot, accompanied by 50 Dhol and 50 Tutari players, in front of a massive crowd of 10,000 people cheering for Ranveer as he performed to the song.
After the stupendous popularity of ‘Gajanana’, ‘Deewani Mastani’ and ‘Pinga’ comes yet another visual spectacle choreographed by Ganesh Acharya. ‘Malhari’ signifies victory and celebration, and comes at a stage in this period drama where Bajirao motivates his soldiers, building confidence and morale in them for future battles. As an expression of happiness, Bajirao and his soldiers break out into ‘Malhari’, forgetting all hierarchy and celebrating yet another big victory.
Following the ‘victory rally’ in Bhopal, Ranveer jetted back to Mumbai to meet with his co-star Priyanka Chopra, who took time off from filming her new hit show Quantico in the US. Ranveer and Priyanka hosted an electrifying interactive evening that celebrated the spirit and magic of Bajirao Mastani, treating the audience to select snippets and treats from the highly guarded epic, including an exclusive behind-the-scene making of the song ‘Pinga’, in which Priyanka performs with Deepika Padukone for the very first time.
Both Ranveer and Priyanka surprised the audience with live performances of both ‘Malhari’ and ‘Pinga’. Priyanka, who was happy to be home in the midst of her back-to-back schedule, demonstrated the ‘hook step’ and was later joined by Ranveer Singh, who brought his signature energy to the moves.
There is no doubt that Bajirao Mastani is set to delight audiences across the world, and go down in cinematic history as one of the most iconic and highly anticipated films to be created in India. A project that has been 10 years in the making for director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the film is truly a passion project for the legendary director, who finally sees his longstanding dream come true, with three amazing leading stars of Bollywood by his side.
Bajirao Mastani, which will transport audiences to a land of war, passion, grandeur and love, is released globally by Eros International & Bhansali Productions on 18th December 2015.
Click here to watch the stunning video to Malhari with Ranveer Singh
Click here to watch the Making of Pinga
Click here to download the Bajirao Mastani Album from iTunes