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‘Bajirao Mastani’ turns 5: ‘Mastani was unafraid to write her own destiny’, pens Deepika Padukone as she drops BTS pic with SLB!

As the epic historical romance ‘Bajirao Mastani’ directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, turned five on Friday, the leading lady of the movie Deepika Padukone penned a heartfelt note for her ‘character’.

The Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, and Priyanka Chopra starrer ‘Bajirao Mastani’ has clocked five years, and the film has been noted for its scale, grandeur and attention to detail. It is one of the most expensive Hindi films and has grossed over Rs 356 crore at the box office, becoming a major commercial success and one of the highest-grossing Indian films of all time.

In order to mark the special day of the flick, Deepika who played the titular role, changed her Instagram and Twitter profile picture and name to ‘Mastani’. The actress is an avid social media user, who enjoys a massive fanbase of 52.4 million followers on the photo-sharing app. The ‘Happy New year’ diva always makes sure to wish her colleagues in the showbiz town on their birthdays and special occasions. She never fails to amaze her incredible fan army with special appreciation posts and messages. And so she did the same on the fifth anniversary of her movie. 

Deepika shared a behind-the-scenes (BTS) picture with filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali from the sets of the movie. In the photograph we can see the beautiful diva dressed in the character of Mastani, as she shares a laugh with her director. Along with the unseen picture, Deepika wrote a heartwarming note in which she throws light upon Mastani’s passion and love.

The ‘Om Shanti Om’ star said that Mastani was unafraid to write her own destiny, no matter how perilous the path. She said that Mastani never bowed down and always stood her ground with a fierce dignity. “Whether in love or war, Mastani was fuelled by her passion, unafraid to write her own destiny, no matter how perilous the path. She never bowed down and always stood her ground with a fierce dignity and a love so strong that its burning embers seared through every societal constraint, to join both her and her lover’s names, for all of eternity,” Deepika said in her post.

Have a look at Deepika’s post here-

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Based on the Marathi novel ‘Rau’ by Nagnath S Inamdar, ‘Bajirao Mastani’ narrates the story of the Maratha Peshwa Bajirao I (1700–1740 AD) and his second wife. Conceived as early as the 1990s, Bhansali announced the film in 2003, but production was delayed several times due to its changing cast. ‘Bajirao Mastani’, a passion project for Bhansali, spent the next 11 years in development hell before being revived in 2014. The movie also stars Tanvi Azmi, Vaibhav Tatwawaadi and Milind Soman in the pivotal roles.

Recipient of several accolades, ‘Bajirao Mastani’ won seven National Film Awards, including Best Direction and Best Supporting Actress for Azmi. The film received a leading 14 nominations at the 61st Filmfare Awards and won nine awards, including Best Film, Best Director for Bhansali, Best Actor for Ranveer Singh, and Best Supporting Actress for Priyanka Chopra.

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