Deepika Padukone learns sword fighting for ‘Bajirao Mastani’


In her upcoming movie ‘Bajirao Mastani’, Deepika Padukone will be seen duelling with swords. This stunning B-Town diva is all geared up and super excited to play the role of the warrior princess, Mastani. She will have to train in Kalaripayyatu, which is the oldest form of martial arts in the history of the world. She will also have to learn horse riding and perfect the art of sword fighting to portray the role of a brilliant warrior princess.

This gorgeous actress revealed “as I have never done anything like this before, it will most certainly be challenging. Plus, I will have to train for 12- 15 hours a day so as to make it look effortless and my training sessions will go on along with the shoot of the movie”. She further added “the training will be extensive and similar to what Ranveer had to undergo. The role of Mastani requires oodles of preparation and hard work”. Deepika seems apprehensive yet excited about her training sessions that will take place alongside the shooting of the film.

‘Bajirao Mastani’ is a Sanja Leela Bhansali directorial and also stars Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra in pivotal roles. Ranveer has been cast to portray the role of the Bajirao, the Maratha general, whereas Priyanka Chopra will play the role of Bajirao’s wife Kashibai.

Ranveer has already trained extensively in Kalaripayyatu for this upcoming period drama, which has romance as the main theme. The film is set in the 18th century and narrates the tale of love between Bajirao and Mastani. Shooting sequences are currently going on and Deepika has her plate full. Since, she has to manage the shoot and train side by side. ‘Bajirao Mastani’ will be Deepika and Ranveer’s second film together. The two had earlier set the screen ablaze with their performances and onscreen chemistry in ‘Ram Leela’.  

Deepika is a brilliant actress who has a zeal for portraying her roles perfectly. In 2013 this sincere starlet learnt Tamil for her movie ‘Chennai Express’. A year later, she learnt Marathi for her role opposite Shahrukh Khan in the movie ‘Happy New Year’.

It is inspiring to watch this star hard at work despite her ongoing battle with depression. In the last two years Deepika delivered one blockbuster after the other, while she was constantly depressed and looking for ways to end it. The starlet recently revealed her struggle and was commended by several major Bollywood celebs for her courage to accept and address the problem.