Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone launched the first song Gajanana from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next film Bajirao Mastani in Pune.
The event took some time to get off the ground but Ranveer smoothed matters over with typical light heartedness. He quipped, “I was told that people have been waiting since 9 am for us. But Deepika is so beautiful I would wait a lifetime for her.”
The song, dedicated to Lord Ganesha, is sung by Sukhvinder Singh and choreographed by Vaibhavi Merchant. Ranveer revealed, “During Ganapati Visarjan, I always take part in the Ganapati song and dance. I have got into random processions even after becoming an actor. Vaibhavi Merchant calls me the visarjan specialist.” Ranveer rhapsodised over Deepika’s song too. “It’s called Deewani Mastani and Sanjay Leela Bhansali has recreated the Aaina Mahal for this song, he gushed over his rumored lady love. “She looks absolutely incredible in that song; it will be the highlight of the film.”
Playing a historical figure like Bajirao, Ranveer says, “is a great honour for me.” He adds, “I have done my best to justify a person of his stature and achievement. Shooting the film has been a very intense experience. I had isolated myself and focused completely on my character. It’s not easy to play a period character -- you have to transport yourself to that time. I have never done so much hard core prep before … no other film has demanded this much from me. But I am not complaining - I am proud and happy because it’s a fulfilling experience, a once-in-a-career opportunity.”