The highly anticipated Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed series Heeramandi is all set to release on Netflix. In August 2021, Netflix announced that they were joining hands with the ace filmmaker of Bollywood, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, to produce an original web series for the streaming platform.
The series is titled Heeramandi, and the series has made quite a buzz given its size and story. The story is set in the pre-independence period, and it will showcase a house of courtesans in 1940s India, with the country’s freedom fight as a backdrop.
The narrative will also highlight the love and treachery of the Heeramandi courtesans in the years before freedom. Heeramandi is currently known as Shahi Mohallah and is located in Lahore, Pakistan.
Heeramandi Release Date & OTT
The debut web series, of Sanjay Leela Bhansali is slated to be released in the first quarter of 2024. The OTT giant Netflix has partnered with SLB for Heeramandi. The series is one of the upcoming series which consisted of 8 episodes. Heeramandi is among the Netflix’s much-awaited series. The makers first dropped a glimpse back in February 2023 but delayed due to unknown reasons, and now it seems confirmed for the first quarter of 2024.
The teaser for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s anticipated film, Heeramandi, which will transport viewers inside the lives of courtesans in the time before independence, is now released. Although the teaser of the series mesmerized most of the people and critics, not everyone liked it.
The Heeramandi teaser was released on the official YouTube channel of Netflix, and it features Sonakshi Sinha, Aditi Rao Hydari, Sharmin Segal, Richa Chadha, and Manisha Koirala as leads.
In a previous video, we see all these leading ladies visibly wearing traditional mustered-colored outfits as they sit next to one another as the video opens with a closer shot of each of the main ladies. Among the other leading ladies, Sonakshi was the only one of them to stand, and she bowed to the camera while performing a salaam.
Heeramandi Star Cast
The other thing the series is making the headlines is because of its huge casting, though most names are still under wraps it is being said that Bhansali will cast around 18 female leads in the series.
With the teaser of the series it is pretty clear that actresses like Manisha Koirala, Aditi Rao Hydari, Sharmin Segal, Richa Chadha, Sanjeeda Shaikh, and Sonakshi Sinha will be playing the lead role in the series.
According to some media reports, Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla will be making a cameo appearance in Bhansali’s digital debut series.
SLB’s Exclusive Interview [Netflix]
Here watch, the interview of Sanjay Leela Bhansali available on the official YouTube channel of Netflix. Fans are very eager for the show, as they will be witnessing again the Padmaavat, Bajirao Mastani likes sets and visuals which is the forte of the ace director Sanjay Leela Bhansali. As per the reports, Heeramandi will showcase the life events of three generations of courtesans.
A. Netflix original Heeramandi is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2024.
A. Sanjay Leela Bhansali to make OTT debut with Heeramandi.
A. Sonakshi Sinha, Manisha Koirala, Aditi Rao Hydari, Richa Chadha, Shermin Segal, and Sanjeeda Shaikh are in lead roles.