Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh recently unveiled the first poster of his upcoming film "Bajirao Mastani", and in the launch event he talked about the original choice for Bajirao -- Salman Khan.
After "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam", Sanjay Leela Bhansali reportedly wanted to cast Salman and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in his dream project, "Bajirao Mastani." But things didn't work out due to Salman and Aishwarya's equation.
However, Ranveer stepped in as Bajirao, and he is expected to win hearts with his performance.
During the poster launch, Ranveer was asked about what his reaction is when he is compared to Salman, who was the first choice for the role.
On this, Ranveer told the press that he will make the "Prem Ratan Dhan Payo" actor proud with his performance.
"We know that Salman sir was going to be the original Bajirao. I have really worked hard to play Bajirao on screen and I hope that I (will) make him proud," Ranveer said.
Though the audience would have loved to see the epic jodi of Salman and Aishwarya in the film, an actor of Ranveer's calibre is expected to do well too.
To know more about what he talked about during the launch event, watch the video below:
"Bajirao Mastani" also features Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra opposite Ranveer, who is playing the role of Peshwa Bajirao. Deepika plays the role of "Mastani", while Priyanka will be seen as Bajirao's first wife "Kashibai".
Till date, Ranveer has been seen in comedy and romantic roles, but this time he will appear on the big screen in a much more challenging role.
Interestingly, "Bajirao Mastani" will clash with Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol's much-awaited flick "Dilwale" as both the films are releasing on 18 December.