Yes, we love Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone. And we are more than happy to see them as the lead pair in Bajirao Mastani. But did you know that former lovers, Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan were initially approached to play the title role in this Sanjay Leela Bhansali magnum opus! However, Mrs. Bachchan turned the offer down for obvious reasons. When asked about it at a recent interview, she said:
Even at the start of this movie (Bajirao Mastani), there was a certain casting that he was looking for. If that was to come to be… you all know that there was a possibility of me being Mastani if there was a certain Bajirao (Salman) he was trying to cast. But if that did not come to be then we had openly talked about it. It is not something to think over… fret over. Every film has its destiny and finds the way it is meant to be.