The teaser of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus 'Bajirao Mastani' starring Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra was released on Thursday.
Priyanka Chopra tweeted, "And it’s time!!! Here it is #BajiraoMastaniTeaser http://erosnow.com/#!/movie/watch/1023354/bajirao-mastani/6374940/exclusive---official-teaser?ap=1"
As soon as the teaser was released, #BajiraoMastaniTeaser started trending on Twitter.
Poster of 'Bajirao Mastani'. Picture courtesy: Ranveer Singh's Twitter account @RanveerOfficial
The teaser lures the audience with its grandeur, awe-inspiring battle scenes, swordfights and the magic of actors Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra.
The two-and-a-half minute teaser, which is backed by music but no dialogues, brims with larger-than-life battle scenes, starring Ranveer and Deepika as warriors. The costumes, locations and the battle troops add to the aura of the glimpse into Bhansali's new project, which also reflects the visual delight of his past movies "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam", "Devdas" and "Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela".
The movie is said to be a historical love story, but the trailer hardly presents a hint of romance, except at the very end with Ranveer pronouncing: "Bajirao ne Mastani se mohabbat ki hai ayashi nahi".
'Bajirao Mastani' is based on the love story between 18th century Maratha warrior Peshwa Bajirao I (Ranveer Singh) and his second wife Mastani (Deepika Padukone). Priyanka plays Kashibai, the first wife of Peshwa Bajirao.
The film's theatrical trailer releases alongside Salman Khan's 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' on Friday.
'Bajirao Mastani', which reunites Bhansali with his 'Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela' actors Ranveer and Deepika, will clash with Bollywood's iconic onscreen couple Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol-starrer 'Dilwale' at the box office on December 18.
Watch 'Bajirao Mastani' teaser promo