Producer Sanjay Leela Bhanasli, who finished 25 years in the business, is presently dealing with his dream project named Heeramandi. The web series which will stream on Netflix is right now under production. Before, a few names of female actors, including Sonakshi Sinha, Nimrat Kaur and Manisha Koirala, have been connected to the project. It is presently discovered that Juhi Chawla will likewise seen as a part of the ensemble.
A source working with the project reveals, “Heeramandi will see a total of 18 female actors which includes Sonakshi Sinha, Manisha Koirala, Nimrat Kaur, Sanjeeda Sheikh and Diana Penty. Juhi Chawla will be joining the cast as she will be seen playing an important cameo in the eight-episode web series. The actress met Bhansali and immediately agreed to do the role. She will soon be starting her shoot.”
The source further reveals that the series will go from the 19th century to the pre-Partition era and Bhansali has made a few changes to it. “The original Heeramandi was based in Lahore and was earlier referred as Shahi Mohalla. Before the courtesans started occupying the place and practice mujra, it housed several attendants and servants of the Mughal Empire. Bhanasli plans to show Heermandi as a sacred place for learning music and dance. The show will focus on the clash between two gharanas (houses) of geet sangeet. The story travels from Lahore to Mumbai.”
While it was before said that Bhansali may be the show sprinter, it is currently discovered that he will likewise be coordinating a few episodes. “The first and the last episode is being directed by the filmmaker while the rest will be done by Vibhu Puri and Mitakshara Kumar who have assisted Bhansali in the past,” the source illuminates.
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