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Why is Bhansali nervous?

By SUBHASH K JHA
August 10, 2021 16:29 IST
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'Heeramandi is an important milestone in my journey as a film-maker and I am nervous yet excited about making it.'

Photograph: Kind courtesy Bhansali Productions/Instagram

Sanjay Leela Bhansali celebrated 25 years of being a film-maker with a new announcement: He's joining hands with Netflix to make his passion project, Heeramandi.

The Web series will explore stories of courtesans and the hidden cultural reality of Heeramandi in pre-independent India.

It's a series about love, betrayal, succession and politics in the kotha which promises Bhansali's trademark larger-than-life sets, multi-faceted characters and soulful compositions.

 

Photograph: Kind courtesy Bhansali Productions/Instagram

'Heeramandi is an important milestone in my journey as a film-maker. This is an epic, first-of-its-kind series based on the courtesans of Lahore,' says Bhansali. 'It is an ambitious, grand and all-encompassing series and so I am nervous yet excited about making it.'

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