Nitin Desai is going to make a historical ("period") TV Serial "Bajirao Mastani" based on the characters Peshwa Baji Rao and his wife Mastani, according to reports.
Shrimant Baji Rao Balaji Bhat (August 18, 1699 - April 28, 1740), also known as Baji Rao I, was a noted general who served as Peshwa (Prime Minister) to the fourth Maratha Chhatrapati (Emperor) Shahu from 1719 until Baji Rao's death. He is also known as Thorala (Marathi for Elder) Baji Rao.
Mastani (died 1740) was the muslim wife of Peshwa Baji Rao I (1699-1740), an Indian general and prime minister to the fourth Maratha Chhatrapati (Emperor) Shahuji. She is said to have been a beautiful and brave woman.