Priyanka, Ranveer roped in for Bhansali's 'Bajirao Mastani'

Priyanka Chopra bagged the meaty role of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Bajirao Mastani’. Priyanka will play the iconic role of Kashibai, Bajirao’s first wife and Ranveer Singh has been roped in to play Bajirao. Priyanka who is busy shooting for Omung Kumar’s Mary Kom biopic directed by Bhansali is highly excited to bag the project.

At first Shahrukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai’s name were considered but finally Priyanka and Ranveer were roped in for the magnum opus. Priyanka and Ranveer will also be seen in Zoya Akhtar’s next, titled ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’. The duo will be seen playing siblings.

A source close to the actress revealed, "Priyanka has agreed to essay Kashibai's character. It may not be the title role, but it is vital to the story."

It is said that Kashibai’s character is very important and vital and it narrates the life journey of the lead character Bajirao Mastani. The source also adds, " Kashibai is a vital role if portrayed with an amazing performance will always have more weightage and appreciation than that of a lead role. So looking at PC's acting prowess, one can go beyond just the length of her role."

Eros has joined hand with Bhansali to produce this period epic and magnum opus. ‘Bajirao Mastani’ is Bhansali’s dream project which was pending for a long time. The filmmaker last offering ‘Ram Leela’ starring Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh was a blockbuster.