Sanjay Leela Bhansali recently announced that he had partnered with OTT streaming giant Netflix to develop his next project, Heera Mandi. During pre-independence India, the show will delve into the stories of courtesans and the secret cultural realities of Heeramandi, a dazzling area.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s typical larger-than-life sets, multi-faceted characters, and soulful music are expected in this series about love, treachery, succession, and politics in the kothas. Netflix has agreed to pay a whopping Rs. 35 crore for just the first season of the show, according to reports.
A source informed Bollywood Hungama, “Heeramandi promises all that Sanjay Leela Bhansali has become synonymous with over the years. So essentially it is not just a series, it will be an SLB magnum opus on the digital platform.”
“The first season will feature seven episodes in total with Bhansali himself directing the first episode, while Vibhu Puri will direct the other six under SLB’s supervision,” he added.