First look of Bhansali’s ‘Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar’ revealed

Wednesday 07th February 2024 06:25 EST

The first look of filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s highly-anticipated Netflix series, ‘Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar,’ is out. Last week, the cast and makers dropped the first look and it is just as grand and dramatic as is expected from the director.

With ‘Heeramandi,’ Bhansali brings his majestic signature flair to stories of love and betrayal in the lives of courtesans in pre-independence India. The series explores the cultural reality of Heeramandi, a dazzling district, through the stories of courtesans and their patrons set against the tumultuous backdrop of the Indian freedom struggle of the 1940s.

The series stars Manisha Koirala, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditi Rao Hydari, Richa Chadha, Sharmin Segal, and Sanjeeda Sheikh in the lead roles. The official streaming date of the show is still awaited. However, the series is expected to drop on Netflix in 2024. Sharing the first look on Instagram, Netflix India wrote in the caption, “Here’s your first look at legendary Indian creator Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s first series EVER: Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar!”

In a recent statement, the makers described the show as 'a mix of love, betrayal, succession, and politics in the kothas (house of courtesans)'. They said, “Heeramandi promises Sanjay Leela Bhansali's signature style of larger-than-life stories, intricate and soulful characters, and rippling dynamics of a world rife with conflict during a defining time period for India. Like all of the auteur's creations, Heeramandi will have unique compositions and music that linger with the audience, just like his stories.”

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