'Bajirao Mastani' has been Sanjay Leela Bhansali's dream project. The director wanted always to make the film with Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai, but the project failed to take off due to bitter issues.
Now, Ranveer’s spokesperson has confirmed that Ranveer is in ‘advance talks’ for the film. While the actor hasn’t yet signed on the dotted line, he could eventually sign the film. "He is in advance talks for the film. Till things are finalised we cannot say anything," Singh's spokesperson told PTI.
"Bajirao Mastani" is based on the period love story of Maratha General Bajirao who served as Peshwa (Prime Minister) to the fourth Maratha Chhatrapati (emperor) Shahu from 1720 and his beautiful brave wife Mastani, who faced the wrath of the society for their differed religious background.
In the recent past, industry's big names like Shahrukh Khan, Ajay Devgn and Hrithik Roshan have been rumoured to play the role, but the rumours were quickly put to rest by Bhansali.
A source also said Deepika Padukone is likely to play the role of Mastani. The film is expected to start rolling next year.