Sanjay Leela Bhansali produced and directed movie Bajirao Mastani may have released in Indian cinemas back in December 2015 but the movie has recently received a thunderous applause in Europe where the fan base of Indian movies is rather a niche. As far as the box-office performance of the movie is concerned, at home, Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra, and Deepika Padukone starer set new records with brilliant collections, despite the immense competition it faced from Dilwale, In Europe, the movie performed even better.
The movie was in development for more than 16 years. With Sanjay planning to make the movie after Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. Photography started in March 2014 and the movie was released in December 2015. The movie narrates the historical account of famous Maratha general and statesman Bajirao and his affair with the princess of Bundelkhand Mastani and their struggle for their love. Bajirao is reputed to have never lost a war. He assists Rajput ruler Chhatrasal to defeat the invader and falls in love with his daughter Mastani. The pair fought for their love with their families and ultimately gets united in death.
Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, and Ranveer Singh underwent extensive preparations for their roles. Sanjay Leela approached Birju Maharaj and Daksha Seth to train the star cast in Kathak in Indian martial arts. Ranveer Singh learned horse riding and Marathi and Pundit Birju Maharaj choreographed a Kathak song for Deepika Padukone. Priyanka Chopra also took a three-week coaching course in old Marathi dialect.
The movie received positive reviews from the critics. Zee News and Midday called it the Magnum Opus and a unique experiment in the history of Hindi TV industry. Subash K. Jha compared it with Mughal-e-Azam and Troy. At the global box office too, the movie achieved new milestones. The gross box office income of Bajirao Mastani stands at Rs. 370 crores from all around the world. Sanjay Leela Bhansali's movie is about to enter its fourth month and is still running successfully in many countries of Europe and the American continent. The movie was recently released in Romania was was widely appreciated by the audience there.
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