EXCLUSIVE: Sonakshi Sinha to star in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Heera Mandi, Huma Qureshi also part of the cast?

Sanjay Leela Bhansali has collaborated with Netflix for the show. It also features Nimrat Kaur, Sayani Gupta and Manisha Koirala in important roles.

Avinash Lohana
Written by Avinash Lohana , Journalist
Updated on Jan 22, 2021 | 12:26 PM IST | 672K
Sonakshi Sinha
EXCLUSIVE: Sonakshi Sinha to star in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Heera Mandi, Huma Qureshi also part of the cast?

While Sanjay Leela Bhansali is yet to complete the shoot of the Alia Bhatt starrer Gangubai Kathiawadi, there is already a lot of buzz around his next Heera Mandi. Set in the late 1800s to mid 1950s, Bhansali has collaborated for the show with Netflix. It was initially supposed to be made into a film, but now will be presented as a web series with the first season spanning across 8 episodes. Pinkvilla now has an exclusive update on the actors that are cast for the show. 

We have learnt that Sonakshi Sinha will play a pivotal role in this period-drama. “Sonakshi is in initial talks for Heera Mandi and has verbally agreed to be a part of the show. However, she is yet to sign on the dotted line. It's a very powerful role with some shades of grey,” informs a source close to the development. Besides Sonakshi, the show will also feature Huma Qureshi, Nimrat Kaur, Sayani Gupta and Manisha Koirala in important roles and all of them have extremely strong parts. 

The web series is expected to roll in the first week of April. “Sanjay Leela Bhansali will be directing the first two and the last episode, while Vibhu Puri will be directing the remaining ones. Vibhu has begun the pre-production in full swing, while casting for a lot more characters is underway. Major portions of the film will be shot on the sets,” adds the informer. 

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Interestingly, Huma has also shot for a special song in Gangubai Kathiawadi. Meanwhile, Heera Mandi will mark Sonakshi’s OTT debut. She was last seen in Dabangg 3 and will next feature in Bhuj: The Pride of India. 

Pinkvilla also reached out to Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s team but they remained unavailable for comment.

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