Noted director Sanjay Leela Bhansali is stepping into a new world of a dramatic series and we have your first look! Set to release on Netflix, Bhansali’s 14-year passion project, Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar, is set for a 2024 release. The series features a brilliant cast, including the supremely talented Manisha Koirala, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditi Rao Hydari, Sharmin Segal, Richa Chadha, and Sanjeeda Sheikh. Together, they personify grace on screen, each contributing to the irresistible odyssey of Heeramandi.
Step into the world of Heeramandi… where courtesans were once queens.
During a power struggle in Heeramandi, a young heir caught in the crossfire chooses love over succession, disrupting the status quo. Set in pre-independent India against a burgeoning freedom movement, the final thread holding the art of tawaifs (courtesans) is tested.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali said, “Heeramandi has a special place in my heart as it has stayed with me for 14 years. The most compelling aspect of storytelling for me is the opportunity to represent real characters, especially women, and portray their emotions with interesting nuances. The women of Heeramandi are queens in their own right, and my effort with this story is to bring these historical characters to life with a modern approach. Netflix made this possible for us by nurturing and making an artist like me feel at home.”
Prepare to experience the epic saga of love, power, revenge, and freedom. The series promises to profoundly celebrate art, culture, beauty, and Bhansali’s legacy as only the director can present.
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