NEW DELHI -- Having worked with him on two big movies, Deepika Padukone says it is not easy working with filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali as he does not gets satisfied easily and pushes his team to the limits to get the best out of them.
The actress will be seen in the director's much-ambitious period drama Bajirao Mastani, which also stars Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra. The trio last worked with the director on romantic saga Ram Leela (2013).
Bajirao has definitely been the toughest film of my career so far. It has been physically, emotionally and mentally draining. That's the nature of the film and the director I am working with is very demanding at every level," Deepika told reporters here.
"He is very clear about what he wants and in that process he pushes you to discover something new in yourself that you didn't even know. In that process of the hard taskmaster, you learn so much. It has been the most difficult experience of my life but when you see the end result you know it is worth."
The 29-year-old actress, who launched her song 'Deewani Mastani' from the film here, feels fortunate to have portrayed a "complete woman" like Mastani.
"She is a woman, who was a warrior, a Persian princess but she was much more than that. She was determined, sensitive and emotional but at the same time she could take on any challenge that she was faced with.
"She was also a nurturer, beautiful and there was nothing she could not do. She was complete in every sense. In today's times, I believe there is a Mastani in every woman. It is amazing for me as an actor to get to play such a woman, who has all these traits."