Ranveer Singh who played the role of Peshwa Bajirao in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani once said he saw a ghost on the sets of his film.
Everyone has heard a lot of ghost stories and an unknown presence around them. While many strongly believe that ghosts do exist, many don’t believe it to be true as there is no scientific evidence to prove it. Ranveer Singh too believed that ghosts do not exist but an incident changed his mind.
The Gully Boy actor experienced paranormal activity while shooting for Bajirao Mastani. The film was released in 2015 and it blockbuster. When Ranveer and other cast shot for a scene, he felt a supernatural power at that time. Scroll down to know more.
Bajirao Mastani, which also starred Deepika Padukone as Mastani and Priyanka Chopra as Kashibai, released in 2015. The film was a commercial success with a gross worldwide collection of more than ₹300 crore.
In an interview with Deccan Chronicle in 2015, Ranveer said that he was not a believer in ghosts until he experienced it himself. “It was a very trippy experience and I completely freaked out. I recall it as one of the most difficult days of the shoot. I thought I felt some kind of presence and something told me it’s him,” he said.
Ranveer supposedly encountered the spirit of Bajirao on the set, a week after the thought crossed his mind while he was in the shower. “I started to think what if I encounter his ghost and connect to his spirit and all. I don’t know what made me think of it. But it was the following week that I felt it actually happen. I had a tough task ahead of me on that day of shoot and I was praying hard to get it right. There was a black wall on the sets on which some white dust had settled and formed the pattern in the shape of Bajirao’s figure. It had the turban, the eyes, nose, the mooch and the arms. The resemblance was for all to see,” he said.
While Ranveer did not discount the possibility of his ‘mind playing tricks’, he maintained that he had a ‘strong instinctive feeling’.
Ranveer will be seen next as former cricketer Kapil Dev in the sports drama 83, directed by Kabir Khan. Deepika will also star in the film, as his wife, Romi Dev. It revolves around the Indian cricket team’s first-ever World Cup victory in 1983. Apart from this, Ranveer also has Sooryavanshi, Jayeshbhai Jordaar and Cirkus in the pipeline.