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Heeramandi: Sanjay Leela Bhansali to shoot a qawwali number with Manisha Koirala and Aditi Rao Hydari

The shoot is set to take place in Mumbai today.

Heeramandi: Sanjay Leela Bhansali to shoot a qawwali number with Manisha Koirala and Aditi Rao Hydari
Manisha Koirala; Aditi Rao Hydari/Instagram
  • OTTplay Team

Last Updated: 03.47 AM, Sep 02, 2022


There will inevitably be grandiose song and dance numbers wherever Sanjay Leela Bhansali is involved. The auteur is bringing his distinctive grandeur to his first web series, Heeramandi, with each episode rumoured to include a song staged on a magnificent scale. Bhansali filmed it last month. Manisha Koirala, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditi Rao Hydari, and Richa Chadha are all featured in a significant dance piece. The folk dance piece was choreographed by Kruti Mahesh. It has since been discovered that the showrunner-creator has prepared the ground for another track.

The team will start filming for a qawwali performance at Film City today, according to set sources.

A source told Mid Day that the intricate 10-day shoot will take place. The troupe has added professional qawwali musicians. Although more actors are anticipated to join in later, Aditi and Manisha are the primary subjects of the song, according to a source.

Along with Madhuri Dixit-Nene and Huma Qureshi, the Netflix original portrays the narrative of love, betrayal, and politics in the lives of courtesans in pre-Independence Lahore. This month, Sharmin Segal, Niyati Fatnani, and Siddharth Gupta, who play crucial roles on television, will join the team.

Stories of love and betrayal in the lives of courtesans in pre-independence India are portrayed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali in his spectacular and distinctive style.

In a statement, Bhansali said that Heeramandi was a significant turning point in his development as a director. Based on the courtesans of Lahore, this epic series is the first of its kind. The filmmaker is anxious but delighted to create this series since it is ambitious, huge, and all-encompassing. He is excited to work with Netflix and introduce Heeramandi to viewers all across the world.

Bhansali lived with this massive narrative of the courtesans of Lahore for 14 years. He called it enormous and really ambitious.