The teaser for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's upcoming epic Bajirao Mastani — starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, and Priyanka Chopra — was uploaded online on Thursday morning. It was shared on Twitter by the Eros Now account, as well as some of the stars associated with the movie.
It's that moment when time stands still.
Presenting the spellbinding #BajiraoMastaniTeaser!July 16, 2015
Bhansali's next, a historical drama set during the time of Maratha warrior Peshwa Bajirao I, looks like quite the magnum opus, replete with opulent sets, meticulously detailed costumes, and swashbuckling sword-fight scenes. Padukone in particular looks extremely badass as Mastani, the Peshwa's second wife. Meanwhile, Chopra plays Kashibai, his first wife.
The teaser is nearly three minutes long and shows us many scenes from the film before ending with one line of dialogue that talks about how Bajirao's love for Mastani was true. With the film releasing on December 18, moviegoers will have to wait nearly five more months to find out more about how Bhansali has interpreted this historical tale, of which there are several differing accounts.
You can watch the entire teaser here.