Priyanka, Deepika to dance together in Bajirao Mastani
Bollywood actresses Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone will peform an ambitious lavni number in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming period drama Bajirao Mastani.
Keen to recreate the magic similar to Dhola re from Devdas, the director has listed the help of choreographer Remo D’Souza.
The song will be shot over a period of 12 days, with over 50 background dancers on a larger-than-life set. The actresses have been rehearsing for over 10 days for the song, given its challenging choreography.
“Though it is essentially a lavani number, it would not be wrong to call it a mix of folk and classical dance as well. It is never easy to work with SLB as he wants nothing short of perfection. Also, with the costumes, it is never easy to choreograph or perform for the actresses. This one has two actresses so it will require absolute perfection and synchronization,” Remo said.
“After 12 years, since Devdas, audiences will see two contemporary actresses dance together in the same frame. It is a lavni composed folk song and a lot of work has gone into the sets and the picturization of the song. Both Priyanka and Deepika have worked extremely hard on the song and rehearsed long hours for it,” said Bhansali.
The film narrates the story of the Maratha Peshwa Baji Rao I and his second wife Mastani.
Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone portray the titular protagonists, Priyanka Chopra plays Rao’s first wife, and Tanvi Azmi plays Rao’s mother.
Bajirao Mastani is scheduled for release on 25 December 2015.
Previously, Priyanka performed an item number on the song, Ram chaahe Leela, in Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone starrer Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela.