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‘Quantico’ team excited about ‘Bajirao Mastani': Priyanka

Priyanka Chopra

Mumbai : Actress Priyanka Chopra says there is a lot of excitement about her next Bollywood release “Bajirao Mastani” in the US, where her “Quantico” team is counting on its success.

The promotions for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus have already started in India but Priyanka has not been able to make it here as she is busy shooting in the US.

The 33-year-old is utilising her stay abroad by creating a buzz about the epic romance drama overseas.

“Internet makes a lot of things easy. There is a lot of excitement for ‘Bajirao Mastani’ here. My entire cast and crew is going to have a special screening. They want to put those kind of clothes and nathni (nose ring),” Priyanka told reporters here last evening through video conference.

“Before the trailer launch we were trending here. This is a part of history but it is Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s fictional story of Bajirao and Mastani. It would be exciting to see how international audience reacts.”

Priyanka thinks its good that people across the world are opening up to Indian cinema but feels there is a need to educate them on our cinema.

“The globe is opening up to Indian cinema. There is a stereotype that Hindi films break into song and dance without reason. We come from one of the most prolific film industries of the world.

“It is about educating the world that this is what Hindi film industry is like… we may have different languages but we are a force to reckon with. The success of ‘Quantico’ shows the power of Indian films as the show simultaneously opened in several countries. Films like ‘Bajirao Mastani’ is a quick testimony of what Indian cinema is like.”

According to the ‘Fashion’ star, there was not much challenge for her while doing “Bajirao Mastani” except wearing the traditional Navhari (nine-yard saree).

In this period love story, Ranveer Singh will be seen as Bajirao while Priyanka plays his first wife Kashibai and Deepika Padukone plays Mastani.

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