The new poster of "Bajirao Mastani" featuring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra is going viral on the Internet.
The poster shows Ranveer and Deepika locking eyes, even as Priyanka looks at them from a distance. The film is about Peshwa Bajirao and Mastani's love story.
While Bajirao's character is played by Ranveer, Deepika plays Mastani. Priyanka will be seen as Kashibai, Bajirao's first wife.
The Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial is a period drama; the song "Pinga" from the film featuring Deepika and Priyanka was recently released.
However, several controversies are making rounds about the film, especially the song.
Reportedly, Mohini Karkarey, who is a descendant of the Peshwas, has written an open letter to director Bhansali where she has claimed that Kashibai could not have danced like Priyanka does in "Pinga" because she was suffering from arthritis. Also, Mastani was not a courtesan, but the daughter of Raja Chatrasaal of Bundelkhand.
— Ranveer Singh (@RanveerOfficial) November 20, 2015
It needs to be seen whether the allegations levelled by her are false or whether Bhansali didn't do his research properly. Meanwhile, when asked about the controversy, Deepika told DNA: "Yes, I read some stories today. But I have no idea what it's all about."
"I think the best person to talk about this would be Sanjay Leela Bhansali and I guess, I would rather let him clear it," she added.
The film's trailer is set to be released on 20 November.
The film "Bajirao Mastani" will be clashing with Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol's "Dilwale", as both the flicks are releasing on 18 December.