Sanjay Leela Bhansali recently completed 25 years in the industry. The ace filmmaker is now all set to partner with Netflix for his upcoming series HeeraMandi.
The series will explore stories of the courtesans, the hidden cultural reality of HeeraMandi, a district in Lahore in pre-Independence India. The show will be a typical Bhansali creation with all his trademarks like grand set and elaborate compositions. HeeraMandi will compile amazing stories of love, betrayal, politics and succession.
In a statement, Bhansali said, “Heeramandi is an important milestone in my journey as a filmmaker. This is an epic, first of its kind series based on the courtesans of Lahore. It is an ambitious, grand and all-encompassing series; therefore I am nervous yet excited about making it. I am looking forward to my partnership with Netflix and bringing Heeramandi to audiences all over the world.”
Speaking to Variety, the filmmaker said, “It is a huge saga about the courtesans of Lahore, it is something I was living with for 14 years. It’s very vast and ambitious.”
Netflix India also shared the announcement on social media and captioned it, “We are excited to announce that Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Heeramandi IS COMING TO NETFLIX. Words aren’t enough to explain how excited we are that Sanjay Leela Bhansali is partnering with us for this epic Netflix Original series but these emojis come pretty close.”
We are excited to announce that Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Heeramandi IS COMING TO NETFLIX ? pic.twitter.com/JH5cAJT0Vm
— Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) August 10, 2021
Since the filmmaker completes 24 years in the industry, Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone penned emotional posts for the filmmaker.