By Ninder Kaur
Leading Indian film studio Eros International today revealed they have created an animated series, the first of its kind created for a Bollywood film – Blazing Bajirao to help promote its forthcoming December release of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s historical epic Bajirao Mastani,
Written and directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, whose reputation for creating visually stunning emotive epics is unrivalled, Bajirao Mastani tells the story of one of the least known parts of Indian history – that of the Maratha and Peshwa princes and the battles between the Mughals to create the princely states, and the love story of Bajirao, The Warrior.
A first for Indian audiences and the Indian film industry, Blazing Bajirao is an animated digital-series dedicated to the exploits of Bajirao Ballal Bhat, Prime Minister (Peshwa) to the fourth Maratha emperor, Chhatrapati Shahu Raje Bhonsle, created as a mini-precursor to Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s magnum opus, Bajirao Mastani.
To be launched in September, Blazing Bajirao is designed to help audiences familiarise themselves with the characters and their histories. The series follows the lives of the three main protagonists – Bajirao, his first wife Kashibai and his second wife Mastani.
Vaibhav Vishal, Chief Creative Officer at ErosNow says of the inspiration behind Blazing Bajirao: “The majority of our audiences know the more common heroes and love stories that have been the backdrop of India’s history, but there is a period in Mughal history that has never really been picked up on – that of the Peshwas and Marathas in the 16th Century. Bajirao was in fact an inspirational and uber-cool leader, remaining undefeated in all 41 battles that he led, and said to have fought for the establishment of the Hindu Empire.
Blazing Bajirao will be available on ErosNow from September 2015 onwards.
Check out the promo here-http://erosnow.com/#!/movie/watch/1023354/bajirao-mastani/6432629/blazing-bajirao?ap=1