Ranveer Singh seems to have had an out-of-the-world experience while shooting for Bajirao Mastani, in quite the literal sense. The actor believes that he encountered Peshwa Bajirao’s ghost during one of his shooting schedules. “I used to not believe in ghosts until this incident. I really think I saw Bajirao’s ghost once,” he says.
Recollecting the moment, Ranveer says, “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.” It was randomly in the shower when the thought of encountering Bajirao’s ghost crossed Ranveer’s mind. “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.”
Ranveer continues, “Yes, it could well be my mind playing tricks, but I had a strong instinctive feeling. I am not someone who believes in ghosts. But I do have my moments of superstition.”
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