The logo for Heeramandi was also officially launched with the video.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali - Heeramandi.
A video from Heeramandi has been unveiled. In this two minute clip, filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali is heard talking about the project and how Netflix came on board for the web series. He also revealed the logo of this show along with the video.
Watch it here:
The logo is a complete Sanjay Leela Bhansali style grandeur. Set against the backdrop of a done ceiling with chandeliers all across, Heeramandi flashes in gold. The tagline of this web series is written in smaller fonts and right at the bottom of the screen. It reads, "Where Courtesans Were Queens."
In the video, Sanjay spoke about how he was first intrigued by the project when he was a kid. The filmmaker explained that he visited a set with his father and saw the magic of Cabaret. Although that was the time he wished to pursue the project, it happened to him much later.
While Bhansali was trying to find more people to back the project, he happened to meet Netflix, who came up with the idea of converting it into a web series. "It has a lot of potentials and they saw it," the filmmaker was heard saying. Thus, Heeramandi is now a mega-series.
There is no more information on the show available as of now. The cast is yet to be officially announced. Sonakshi Sinha's name was bounced off for the project but there has been no official confirmation for the same. Other names speculated to be associated with the project are Nimrat Kaur, Manisha Koirala, Sanjeeda Sheikh, Juhi Chawla and Diana Penty.
The release date for Heeramandi has not been finalized or revealed as of yet. It is, however, expected to be out after the release of Alia Bhatt starrer Gangubai Kathiadwadi.