Sanjay Leela Bhansali is known to pay great attention to researching his film projects, and with Bajirao Mastani, he is once again going all-out to make it as authentic as possible. When he did Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela earlier, he had asked his lead heroine, Deepika Padukone, to learn garba, something that the actress was at the time a little nervous about getting right. We know it turned out well, though, as Nagada Sang Dhol was well-received and Deepika was praised for her performance in the song.
Now, the buzz in the industry is that Bhansali is asking Deepika to take classes in the traditional dance of Mujra, as there will be two elaborate songs choreographed on her. If you remember, in Devdas, too, Bhansali had Mujra songs choreographed on Madhuri Dixit, who played Chandramukhi.
So while her co-star Ranveer Singh is taking Marathi speaking classes, Deepika will be learning how to dance! It’s early days still, since the team hasn’t even officially confirmed the cast of Bajirao Mastani, but still, I’ll ask: are you looking forward to seeing Deepika do this traditional dance?