Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who is known for having artistically opulent sets in almost all his films, will deliver no less in his next project – a Netflix series titled Heeramandi. A source close to the project reveals that a massive set of close to 1,60,000 sq. ft has been constructed for Heeramandi and Sanjay Leela Bhansali is personally looking into its minutest details. The series, which will release on streaming giant Netflix, features Manisha Koirala, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditi Rao Hydari, Richa Chadha, Sharmin Segal, and Sanjeeda Sheikh.
Heeramandi will showcase the story of the courtesans of Lahore and will explore the lesser-known aspects of their lives. It will be set in pre-independent India.
The first look from the series was unveiled in February this year and the makers wrote, “Another time, another era, another magical world created by Sanjay Leela Bhansali we can’t wait to be a part of. Here is a glimpse into the beautiful and intriguing world of Heeramandi. Coming soon.”
Speaking about his magnum-opus, Sanjay Leela Bhansali earlier said, “Heeramandi is an important milestone in my journey as a filmmaker. This is an epic, first of its kind series based on the courtesans of Lahore. It is an ambitious, grand and all-encompassing series; therefore I am nervous yet excited about making it. I am looking forward to my partnership with Netflix and bringing Heeramandi to audiences all over the world.”