First poster of ‘Bajirao Mastani’ released

The first poster of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming historical romance film ‘Bajirao Mastani’ is out.

The lead actor of the film Ranveer Singh took to Twitter to share the poster of ‘Bajirao Mastani’ which also stars Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra.

"A STORM IS COMING.......... #BajiraoMastani," the ‘Gunday’ star tweeted.

The teaser of the of the long-awaited film will be unveiled on Thursday (July 16) and its trailer will be out on July 17 along with the release of Salman Khan starrer ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’.  

The first look of the three lead actors were also revealed on the micro-blogging site by Eros International.

Ranveer as ‘Bajirao’ has a tonsured head which he had kept hidden under hat or covered with a scarf for some months. Deepika is seen as the warrior queen ‘Mastani’ with a complete battle armour while Priyanka as Kashibai is also seen donning a battlefield headgear.

There are some more shooting of film to be done before it is released on December 25.

The project was in the pipeline since it was announced in 2003 and after so many years ii is finally going to hit screens.

“I had thought of making it right after Devdas (2002). But, of course, I couldn’t (make the film that time) due to many reasons,” Bhansali was quoted as saying. “Many people said that ‘ab toh ye film kabhi banegi hi nahi (now the film would never get made). It has been stuck for so many years,” the filmmaker added.

He further said, “After doing Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (2013), I felt I was in the right frame of mind to take on a big film, before I went back to my other comparatively smaller films.”

The three leads of ‘Bajirao Mastani’ had worked in Bhansali’s last movie and so it was easier to make this “challenging film” with them, he said.