First and last episode will be directed by Bhansali and the rest will be done by Vibhu Puri and Mitakshara Kumar.
Renowned filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali who completed 25 years in the industry is presently working on his dream project titled Heeramandi. The web series will stream on Netflix and the production of the same is underway. The web series features Sonakshi Sinha, Nimrat Kaur and Manisha Koirala in the lead roles. Now, we have the latest update that Juhi Chawla will join the cast too and it sounds exciting.
The source that works within the team revealed to News18 that Heeramandi will see a total of 18 female actors. Juhi Chawla will join the cast and she will play an important cameo in the eight-episode web series. The actor met Bhansali and agreed to do the role without hesitating. She will soon start shooting for the series.
The series will travel from the 19th century to the pre-Partition era and Bhansali has given his touches to the movie, modifying it a little bit, the source added.
The original Heeramandi is based out in Lahore and was referred to as Shahi Mohalla. The place was occupied with several attendants and servants of the Mughal Empire before the arrival of courtesans got hold of the place and started practising mujra. Bhansali intends to show Heeramandi as a sacred place for learning arts such as music and dance. The show will focus on the clash between two gharanas (houses) of geet sangeet. The story will travel from Lahore to Mumbai, the source claimed.
It was earlier reported that Bhansali will only be the showrunner, but according to the newest updates he will be directing a couple of episodes of the series.