The series will reportedly feature Sonakshi Sinha and Huma Qureshi in the lead roles.
On completing 25 years as a filmmaker, Sanjay Leela Bhansali has announced exciting news for his fans. Yes, the ace director is set to make his OTT debut with a series titled Heeramandi. The much-anticipated project which was earlier set to be a movie will be made into a series by SLB much to the excitement of the fans. The first look poster of the series is out and the cast is yet to be announced.
Netflix India tweeted the first look and wrote, "We are excited to announce that Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Heeramandi IS COMING TO NETFLIX."
The further tweeted, "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."
The tagline of the series is "Where Courtesans Were Queens".
As per reports, Heeramandi features Sonakshi Sinha and Huma Qureshi in the lead roles.
Talking about the project, Bhansali said in a statement, "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"
The filmmaker added that he is nervous yet excited about making the series. Sanjay is looking forward to his partnership with Netflix and bringing Heeramandi to audiences all over the world.
Heeramandi will explore stories of courtesans and the hidden cultural reality of the area which is a dazzling district. Set against the backdrop of pre-independent India, the series is about love, betrayal, succession and politics in the kothas. The show promises SLB's trademark larger than life sets, multi-faceted characters and soulful compositions.
The announcement has definitely set the Internet into a meltdown and fans can't wait for more updates.