Deepika Padukone is totally killing it as the gorgeous and fearless Mastani. We wouldn’t change that for anything. Just watch her take your breath away in the fabulous Bajirao Mastani trailer!
But we can’t help but wonder how some Hollywood beauties, who have kicked serious ass on-screen, would look as Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s leading lady and Bajirao’s one true love.
Here are a few of our favourites.
So good-looking and so badass. She really is an obvious choice. The lady knows how to pull off awesome fight moves (as seen in Lara Croft) and knows how to dress-well (reference, Mr. & Mrs. Smith). What else do we need from the perfect Mastani?
Catherine Zeta Jones
No one can wield a sword quite as well as this gorgeous lady did in The Mask of Zorro, and she did it all in a dressy gown! Sword-fighting in gorgeous anarkalis – now that’s what Mastani is all about!
We know that Milla is an expert at kicking zombie ass, but can she play a warrior princess? We’ve got three words for you: Joan of Arc. Armour, check. Sword, check. Expert horse-riding, check. Pretty face, check.
If you can play Xena, the single most badass warrior lady that the West knows, you’re definitely good enough to play Mastani. Yes, she can romance too, in case you’re thinking that she would fail to be girly enough to impress Bajirao.
Too cute, you say? Please revisit Knight and Day and, of course, Charlie’s Angels! She played the perfect lovestruck girl, who can pick up a weapon and land some serious kicks whenever needed. We’re sold!
After four Hunger Games movies, she’s definitely an expert archer. Quite easy on the eyes too. We can totally see Bajirao falling for her. Katniss is strong, fearless, a bit of a romantic and fiercely independent, just like Mastani.
The lady who left us misty eyed in The Fault in Our Stars and awestruck in the Divergent Series. There’s no reason for us to doubt that she’d make for one awesome Mastani. She’s cute and intimidating, and that’s the perfect combo!
You can put her in a pretty dress and take her to the ball. You can also trust her to whip out a wand and fight enemies twice her size. Most of all, you can rest assured that she will fiercely protect her family and friends at all times. Those are all very Mastani traits. Plus, we think that she’d look absolutely adorable in a saree.
Two reasons – one, she kinda looks like SLB’s Mastani, and two, we believe that she would look equally splendid in an armour as an anarkali.
Princess Tamina (Prince of Persia) is a brave warrior, totally devoted to her kingdom, an expert at knife fighting, a romantic and breathtakingly beautiful. Mastani, amirite?
Which Hollywood lady do you think would rock as Mastani? Let us know in the comments below.