CHENNAI: Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's forthcoming magnum opus "Bajirao Mastani", which releases in cinemas worldwide on 18 December, will also be dubbed and released in Tamil and Telugu.
"'Bajirao Mastani' has been a story I have been yearning to tell and I am glad that cinegoers in the south regions will get to watch the film in their own language. This is a dream I have lived with for several years and I'm looking forward to audiences across markets living my dream with me," Bhansali said in a statement.
While lyricist Madhan Karky will take care of the film's dubbed Tamil version, his senior counterpart Ramajogayya Sastry will handle the Telugu version.
Starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra among others, "Bajirao Mastani" has been a longstanding dream of the filmmaker which is finally being realized, transporting audiences to a land of love, war and signature opulence.
The film is jointly produced by Eros International and Bhansali.
Deepika Padukone has stepped into period drama genre with Bajirao Mastani, but Sanjay Leela Bhansali's historical love saga is turning out to be an arduous task for the actress. She says the film is “physically, mentally and emotionally draining”.
“The film is definitely the toughest of my career. The film has been extremely draining, be it physically, mentally or emotionally. The nature of the movie and the director is very demanding,” Deepika said at the film's song launch here.
The track titled Deewani Mastani was launched at Day One of Blenders Pride Fashion Tour 2015 here on Saturday.
The actress has teamed up with Bhansali for the second time -- Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela was the first.
Bajirao Mastani narrates the love story of Maratha Peshwa Bajirao I (played by Ranveer Singh) and his second wife Mastani (Deepika). Actress Priyanka Chopra plays Bajirao's first wife Kashibai. The film is scheduled to release on December 18.
For Deepika, the push by the director helps an actor push the envelope and get better in the craft.
“He (Bhansali) is never happy with what he sees. He is very clear about what he wants from his actors and team. So, he pushes you and helps you discover something within yourself that you didn’t know existed,” the actress said.
“He is a hard task master. You learn so much about yourself. It has been the most difficult experience, but in the end you feel it is worth it,” she added.
After making a name for herself in the world of modelling, Deepika entered Bollywood with Om Shanti Om in 2007, and went on to take Hindi filmdom with a storm.
She has been appreciated by one and all for experimenting with different storylines like Piku, Aarakshan and Finding Fanny. Her line-up of upcoming movies is also quite impressive like Tamasha apart from Bajirao Mastani.
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Updated Date: Nov 27, 2015 02:03:30 IST