"Bajirao Mastani" song "Pinga" featuring Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra, has been receiving mixed responses from viewers. While a section of viewers are praising the dance sequence, others have criticised it.
According to a report in DNA, Mohini Karkarey, a descendant of the Peshwas, has written an open letter to producer-directorSanjay Leela Bhansali where she has claimed that the film as well as the song lacks some basic facts about the history.
In the letter, Karkarey claimed that Kashibai couldn't dance as she was suffering from arthritis and tuberculosis. She also said that Mastani was not a courtesan and was the daughter of Raja Chatrasaal of Bundelkhand.
Further, she has mentioned in the letter that Kashibai and Mastani met only once in their life time and would never dance as it was not a part of their culture. Concluding the letter, Karkarey said that Bhansali has insulted the essence of Marathi families.
Read the full letter here.
Choreographed by Remo d'Souza, "Pinga" was said to have been shot in Mumbai over a period of 10 days.
"Bajirao Mastani" is a period drama, based on the love story of warrior Peshwa Baji Rao, (played by Ranveer Singh) and his second wife Mastani (played by Deepika). Priyanka is essaying the role of Bajirao's first wife, Kashibai.
The plot of the film will essentially revolve around real life couple Ranveer and Deepika. However, the story of Bajirao's troubled first wife Kashibai is an important part of the film too.
"Bajirao Mastani" will clash at the box office with Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol starrer "Dilwale" on 18 December.