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mahesh bhatt to make film on Heera Mandi

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Courtesy: IndiaFM
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
mahesh bhatt is known to make films on real life drama. He is planning to make a film based on Fauzia Saeed's book titled, Taboo. The film will revolve around Lahore's Heera Mandi.

mahesh bhatt confirms that his next film deals with the hidden culture in this red light area of Lahore. This film will be collaboration between Vishesh Films and Sohail Khan, the co-producer of Awarapan, and will be shot in and around Lahore. Bhatt says that they have not yet finalized the star cast but it will be a huge surprise.

Apparently, there is a buzz doing rounds that Sanjay Leela Bhansali is also planning to make a film on the same subject. It is said that he has already bought the rights of a book written by Mayank Austen Soofi titled A Sudden Visit to Pakistan: Heera Mandi, The Dream Home of The Whores and that he plans to make a big budget film with a big starcast.

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