Heeramandi: Did You Know Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Project Was Supposed To Be A Film With THIS Actress In Lead?

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Since morning, we all have been mesmerized with the first look of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar. It is touted to be one of the biggest web series made in India. SLB, who has created the series, is known for his grandeur and the first look clearly proves that it is one of the grandest shows we have seen on OTT. Heeramandi stars Manisha Koirala, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditi Rao Hydari, Richa Chadha, Sanjeeda Sheikh, and Sharmin Segal in the lead roles.

While of course we are now waiting for the series to premiere on Netflix, did you know Heeramandi was initially supposed to be a film? Yes, you read it right! Many years ago, there were reports that Sanjay Leela Bhansali is going to make a film titled Heeramandi which is about a location in Lahore where courtesans used to stay.

Rani Mukerji In Heeramandi?

In fact, there were reports of Rani Mukerji being considered to play the lead role. Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Rani had worked together in movies like Black and Saawariya, and there were strong reports of the actress starring in Heeramandi as well. But, later there was no development on the project.

In 2020, finally, we got to know that SLB is planning to revive Heeramandi and he will be making it as a web series for Netflix. There were multiple reports about the casting of the series and names like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Madhuri Dixit, and others were doing the rounds to play the female leads. However, finally, a few months ago, the official cast of the series was announced.

The premiere date of Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar is not yet announced. But, after watching the first look teaser, we are sure everyone is super excited about the series. We SLB's name being attached to it, we all have high expectations from Heeramandi.


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