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Sanjay Leela Bhansali Wanted To Cast Mahira Khan and Fawad Khan in ‘Heeramandi’

Sanjay Leela Bhansali Wanted To Cast Mahira Khan and Fawad Khan in ‘Heeramandi’
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Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar’, one of the most highly anticipated web series of the year, is finally available for streaming. In a recent interview with Lily Singh during the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Heeramandi’, the director of the series, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, revealed that he wanted to cast Mahira Khan and Fawad Khan in the series in the first place.

The director recalled his idea for the story he was assuming 18 years ago. This multi-starrer series was supposed to be a film, and Sanjay was confused about the cast of the movie. He said,

I had multiple castings in my mind, the idea has been there for 18 years. I thought about Rekha ji and then Kareena Kapoor and Rani Mukerji. It was a film back then. I then also thought about Mahira Khan, the Pakistani actress, and Imran Abbas and Fawad Khan were also in my mind at one point in time. But I ended up with this ensemble cast.

It stars Sonakshi Sinha, Richa Chadha, Aditi Rao Hydari, Manish Koirala, Fardeen Khan, Sanjeeda Shaikh, and more. The series is set against the backdrop of the 1940s when India struggled for its freedom. The women also participated in the freedom struggle. The series delves deep into the cultural realities of district Heera Mandi. 

Fardeen Khan has made a comeback in the industry and will play a pivotal role in the series. The audience is excited, as this will mark one of the most expensive Indian web series as of now. 

Earlier, Sanjay Leela Bhansali stated that ‘Heeramandi’ depicts the story of the love, freedom, and power of extraordinary women. The series will stream on Netflix for a diverse and global audience. ‘Heeramandi’ will mark a new milestone.

Sanjay Leela Bhansali has directed blockbusters, and his films have hardly flopped in his career in the industry. Some of the popular films include ‘Padmaavat’, ‘Bajirao Mastani’, and more.

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