Netflix announced a collaboration with excellent Hindi cinema filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali to create an original web series for the streaming site.
The series is called Heeramandi, and it has created quite a firestorm because of its size and story. The story will take place in pre-independence periods and will deal with the romance and loss of trust of the courtesans of Heeramandi, which is modern-day Lahore, Pakistan.
Star Cast Of Heeramandi
Another reason the series is creating news items is due to its massive casting; while most names are currently kept hidden, it is expected that Bhansali will cast approximately 18 female leads in the series.
Madhuri Dixit Nene, Juhi Chawla, Tabu, Huma Qureshi, Sonakshi Sinha, Sayani Gupta, Nimrat Kaur, Manisha Koirala, Rekha, Sanjeeda Shaikh, and Diana Penty are among the rumoured names. According to reports, Madhuri and Juhi will make cameo appearances in Bhansali’s digital debut series.
Sonakshi Sinha shares her look from the much-anticipated series:
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Heeramandi Series Episodes
It’s going to be Bhansali’s 1st web series, and he’ll serve as the show creator. The series will include eight chapters, and Bhansali will direct two of them, supposedly the first and last.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali Interview With Netflix
interview with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, which is available on Netflix’s official YouTube channel. Fans are excited for the show because they will be seeing the Padmaavat, Bajirao Mastani-style sets, and visuals, which are the ace director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s forte. According to reports, Heeramandi will depict the lives of three generations of courtesans.
Heeramandi Release Date
According to a recent interview with SLB, while production of the series is set to start soon, casting for the series is still ongoing, as he just wants to do equality for each and every single character appearing on the show. In the interview, he also stated that each episode of the series will be treated as an independent motion picture.
The filming of Heeramandi will begin soon, most likely in the first week of June, and it is expected to take 5-6 months to complete.
So, if everything goes as planned, we anticipate that Heermandi will be ready to officially launch in the first quarter of 2023. However, the creators have yet to be made official; however, stay connected to the page because we’ll keep you updated on the release date information.