Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s next project to be based on Lahore’s Heera Mandi
Here's what we know so far.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali is set to film his new project centered around Lahore’s Heera Mandi.
From Spring 2021 onwards, the production will be titled Heera Mandi and will portray the lives and living conditions of sex workers in the Heera Mandi situated in Lahore.
The director of the project will reportedly be Vibhu Puri, a former assistant of Bhansali. Alia Bhatt will star as the lead, however, renowned names such as Deepika Padukone, Aishwariya Rai, Madhuri Dixit, Parineeti Chopra, Vidya Balan, and Manisha Koirala are also being considered.
The report said that Bhansali will see to the casting himself, and even though Puri will direct the project, Bhansali’s style will be apparent in each frame.
Although the project is likely to be released on Netflix, it has not yet been confirmed whether it is a film or web series.
The filmmaker is also occupied with another film named Gangubhai Kathiawadi, which too revolves around the life story of a sex worker.
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