Deepika Padukone has won a lot of praises for not just her performance but also her ethereal beauty in Bajirao Mastani. Sanjay Leela Bhansali believes that Deepika was the perfect choice for Mastani. He told IANS,
Mastani is someone what Madhubala and Meena Kumari did in their heydays. Deepika has never ever gone over the top. No woman has ever looked so beautiful on the Indian screen in the longest time. It’s a dear character to me. …deep down my favourite character is Mastani. I would take Deepika’s performance till the last breath of my life. It’s that dear to me.
We totally agree with him!