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Renowned filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali is basking in the glory of his last release Gangubai Kathiawadi. The Alia Bhatt starrer was much loved by critics and fans alike. Following the massive success of Alia Bhatt starrer, Sanjay Leela Bhansali is all set to commence the production of his next project, Heeramandi.

The project marks Bhansali’s debut in the OTT space. The ace director will be collaborating with streaming giant Netflix. The series will chronicle the journey of three generations of courtesans in Lahore’s red-light area called Heeramandi. The series is set in pre-independent India.


As reported by sources to Bollywood Hungama, Sanjay Leela Bhansali has begun casting for the web series. Reportedly one of the notable names coming up to be part of the grand project is none other than the legendary beauty Rekha. Apparently, the actress is in advanced talks with Bhansali to play a pivotal role in Heeramandi. It is for a role specifically written for her.


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Sources added, “Rekha has been keen to work with Bhansali for the longest time and he too is desirous of tapping into ‘the Rekha mystique’. But somehow, the two have never been able to work together before. Bhansali wanted Rekha for a special role in Heeramandi from the beginning. But then, it seemed that this classic partnership was again jinxed. But now it looks like the two are finally coming together for the grand project.”

Not only Rekha, Manisha Koirala, Aditi Rao Hydari and Sonakshi Sinha are some of the other names who might be seen in the series.

On the work front, Rekha was last seen in Super Nani, alongside Sharman Joshi and Shweta Kumar.

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