Following a trail of sneak peaks over the past few months, Sanjay Leela Bhansali has now released the official trailer for his long-awaited epic. The unveiling took place at a dedicated launch event in India, in front of hundreds of lucky fans.
The release has been much anticipated over the past few months, with fans being drip-fed gossip from the sets and promotional launches.
The action-packed trailer offers a glimpse into the dramatic story of the Peshwa and his second wife, Mastani. Sealing its position as Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus, the trailer for the historical drama gives a taste of the film’s explosive action sequences, opulent sets and stunning costume design.
With less than one month to go until the film’s release, excitement is building at the Bajirao headquarters!
Speaking at the launch, Sanjay Leela Bhansali said, “Bajirao Mastani has been a story I have been yearning to tell. I have lived with it for several years and finally after a decade this dream is being realised. Bajirao Mastani is a very intense love story. Making this film has given me immense joy.”
Eros International Media Ltd.’s Managing Director, Sunil Lulla added, “It has been an honour and privilege to partner with Sanjay Leela Bhansali on this film. The film promises to move you and leave you spellbound.”
Arriving at the launch event style, in a horse-drawn carriage, Deepika Padukone wore a stunning floor-length gown, and Ranveer Singh sported a military inspired sherwani.
Deepika Padukone commented, “This film is definitely the toughest of my career. To play the legendary Mastani was such a dream and Sanjay sir knew exactly how he wanted me to play it. He is a director who pushes you and helps you discover something within yourself that you didn’t know existed.”
Ranveer Singh agreed and added, “Bajirao Mastani is an once-in-a-lifetime film. Mr. Bhansali has taken me through layers of emotions, which I did not even know existed in me as an actor.”
Fans were treated to a special surprise with Priyanka Chopra speaking live from Montreal via a video link. Teary-eyed, Priyanka discussed her experience being part of Bajirao Mastani.
She said: “For me the film is poetry in motion. It is beautiful. Usually characters do not affect me but this film has. There is so much emotional turmoil. It is definitely a milestone in my life.”
The unveiling of the official poster was followed by the grand trailer launch. Emblematic of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s dedication to epic period dramas, the new poster is intriguing, and offers another peek into Bhansali’s magnum opus.
Eros International and Bhansali Productions’ Bajirao Mastani is directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra, Milind Soman and Tanvi Azmi will release on December 18, 2015.