Netflix India has released the first look of the Indian web series Heeramandi which is greatly appreciated on social media.
Bollywood’s renowned filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who made films like ‘Devdas’ and ‘Baji Rao Mastani,’ has now produced a web series on Heeramandi, a historic neighborhood in Lahore, Pakistan. This series will soon be released on Netflix.
Netflix Series based on Lahore’s Heeramandi
Cast of Heeramandi
The poster of the upcoming Netflix web series ‘Heeramandi stars Sonakshi Sinha, Aditi Rao Hydari, Manisha Koirala, Sherman Sehgal, Sanjeda Sheikh, and Richa Chadha in lead roles.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali said that Heeramandi is an essential milestone in my journey as a filmmaker. It will be a unique film of its kind on the prostitutes of Lahore. This bazaar is based on the lives of women associated with beauty.
Earlier in 2021, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, while talking to ‘Netflix’ said that his friend Moin Baig gave him a 14-page story of ‘Heeramandi’ 14 years ago, which he has given a lot of thought, and Now we will make a series on it.
Story of Series Heeramandi
According to him, the story of the ‘Heeramandi’ series dates back to the pre-Partition of India, when Lahore was a part of United India.
The filmmaker said that ‘Heeramandi’ would show how art and culture were promoted in prostitution dens in the past and how politics flourished there.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali also termed ‘Heeramandi’ as the most challenging project, but at the same time, expressed hope that they will fulfill the expectations.
Director of Heeramandi
The web series is directed by Indian filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who earlier produced masterpieces like Devdas, Bajirao Mastani, and Gangobai Kathiawari.
What is Heeramandi?
The ‘Hira Mandi’ was once called the Shahi Mohalla and had a unique history in the walled city of Lahore.
During the Mughal era, Heera Mandi was an area of Lahore where prostitutes were released, and there were dance and song parties. During British rule, it became a market for sex professionals, where besides British and other European citizens, natives also started visiting.