The recreation of Mughal-E-Azam’s Aaina Mahal (mirror palace) for the song Deewani Mastani for his picture, Bajirao Mastani was a task for filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali as it is a crucial scene that features all of the three stars, Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra.
Since the focus of the song was on Deepika, it was crucial that she looked her best.
Seemingly, the filmmaker was taken by it nearly six months to pick the right ensemble for his Mastani. Says a source, “As the song was shot in Aaina Mahal, Sanjay didn’t need the ensemble’s colour to overpower the set.
The costume needed alternatives and a great deal of layering were made in different colours like red, pink and gold. Finally, Sanjay chose dhaani (a shade of green) as he felt it suited the setting.”