Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani will now be a musical stage play featuring Rajniesh Duggal as Bajirao.Two Kathak dancers, Shailja Nalwade and Anusua Majumdar, plays Bajirao’s wives Kashibai and Mastani.
Says Rajniesh, “It’s a musical with the songs taken from Sanjay Bhansali’s film. The stage version will be directed by Maitreyee Pahari and mentored by Pandit Birju Maharaji, based on Bhansaliji’s film Bajirao Mastani.I’m playing the lead role of Bajirao.I have learnt the ‘Chhao’ dance form for the role.”
The stage version of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani will be a full-blown musical.
Confides Rajniesh, “It will have a few songs from the film too. It will show the journey of Kashibai, Bajirao and Mastani imaged through some amazing dances and scenes. I took this up in January and started rehearsals in February for this show. It was to be held in April-end earlier. The plan was to travel the world with it. But I guess it will go online now.”