Heera Mandi: Not Kartik Aaryan, Sanjay Leela Bhansali considering Rekha, Shabana Azmi, Tabu for his magnum opus?

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s passion project Heera Mandi will now be made into a web series. Over the last few years, several names have been attached to this project. While some reports claimed that Bhansali has approached Kartik Aaryan to play a pivotal role in this women-centric film, the latest buzz suggests that no male actor has been finalised for this film yet.

Interestingly, there are also rumours doing the rounds that Bhansali is now considering Rekha, Shabana Azmi, Tabu, Tanvi Azmi for his magnum opus. Read on to know the details.

Previously reports of Bhansali offering Kartik Aaryan an important part in Heera Mandi had surfaced. However, now according to a SpotboyE report, no male actor has been finalised for Heera Mandi as of yet.


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Apparently, Bhansali wants to finalise the female lead of this series first as the story revolves around the lives of courtesans and prostitutes during the Indo-Pak partition. Earlier Priyanka Chopra was to headline Heera Mandi however later she dropped out of the project for reasons unknown.

Later names like Alia Bhatt, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, and Rani Mukerji were also rumoured to be a part of this film. Now it is reported that Sonakshi Sinha and Huma Qureshi have come on board. We also hear that the makers have even approached Vidya Balan. However, these are all just conjectures as the makers are yet to make any official announcement on the series’ cast.

Reportedly, Bhansali is also considering to cast veteran actresses like Rekha, Shabana Azmi, Tabu, Tanvi Azmi in his film. We hope the makers put an end to these speculations my making an official announcement soon.

For more updates on this series, keep watching this space.

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