A while back we had reported that Sanjay Leela Bhansali was re-starting his ambitious project Heera Mandi. In fact, we had also reported that the project would be for an OTT platform and that it would be directed by SLB’s assistant Vibhu Puri. Now we hear that the project will feature some of the strongest and most powerful actresses of today.
While Alia Bhatt has been finalized others in serious consideration or on the verge of finalization are Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit, Deepika Padukone, Parineeti Chopra, Manisha Koirala, and Vidya Balan.
A source reveals, “Sanjay is personally doing the casting. Though officially his former assistant Vibhu Puri is going to direct Heera Mandi, SLB’s stamp will be evident in every frame.”
Heera Mandi deals with the hidden culture of the red light area in the walled city of Lahore. It focuses on the women who live there and for whom sex is a job.