“Kashi’s role was emotionally tumultuous. It was extremely draining” says Priyanka Chopra, who will be seen portraying Bajirao’s first wife “Kashibai” in the Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s latest outing.
“Bajirao Mastani” narrates the story of the Maratha Peshwa Baji Rao-I and his second wife Mastani.
Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone portray the titular protagonists, Priyanka Chopra plays Bajirao’s first wife, and Tanvi Azmi plays Bajirao’s mother.
“Every time I played her, or mouthed her lines, it broke my heart. I am a very sensitive person. I get moved by small things. Little things touch me, so of course, that’s why playing Kashi was difficult” says PeeCee.
The film was first announced in 2003 by Sanjay Leela Bhasali, but after many changes and cast approval-disapproval, director was able to start shooting in 2014.
After “Dil Dhadanke Do’ the actress is busy with Bajirao Mastani and Gangaajal 2.
“Gangaajal 2 is extremely special and I am very excited about that film. I think it’s a story not too many people would want to talk about” says PeeCee.
Gangaajaal-2 is directed by Prakash Jha.