Aditya Pancholi to play baddie in ‘Bajirao Mastani’

Aditya Pancholi who was off late seen in movies like ‘Dishkiyaoon’ and ‘Jai Ho’ has grabbed a meaty project. He will be seen in the role of a villain in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Bajirao Mastani’. According to a report, he met Bhansali in his office and undergone screen test. He passed out with flying colors. Sanjay Leela Bhansali feels he is perfect for the role.

A source reveals, "Bhansali met Aditya in his Juhu office yesterday afternoon. The actor who reached on time for the meeting, did not know the offer Bhansali was about to make. He not only offered Aditya the role, but also conducted a look test on him, complete with wigs, make-up and costumes. The modalities are now being worked out."

Bajirao Mastani is based on the love story between PeshwaBaji Rao played by Ranveer Singh  and his second wife Mastani played by Deepika Padukone. This is Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone second film together with Sanjay Leela Bhansali after the blockbuster ‘Ram Leela’. Priyanka Chopra will apparently play the role of Baji Rao’s first wife in the film.

Unlike his last offerings, Aditya will get enough space to show his acting prowess. SLB always makes sure that every character of his movie gets equal space.

Aditya Pancholi was always best at his villainous role. He was nominated in Filmfare Best Villain Award for his outstanding performance in ‘Yes Boss’. He also got nominated for the Global Indian Film & TV Honours award for Best Villain in ‘Striker’.