Heeramandi’s additional director feels it's unfortunate viewers couldn't relate to Sharmin Segal’s performance: ‘She fulfilled the vision SLB had’

Snehil Dixit Mehra, the additional director of Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar opened up about the audience not liking Sharmin Segal's portrayal of Alamzeb.

Updated on Jun 25, 2024  |  04:30 PM IST |  91K
Picture credit: Sharmin Segal/ Snehil Dixit Mehra/ Instagram
Heeramandi’s additional director reveals some people loved Sharmin’s performance

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar was one such show that fans are still talking about even after almost 2 months of its release. Be it the ensemble star cast, the direction, the songs, or the dialogues, everything found its way on the social media trends.

But the one thing that viewers just couldn’t accept was Sharmin Segal’s portrayal of Alamzeb. The actress faced a lot of criticism and trolls for her acting and fans went on to call her expressionless and whatnot! Well, in a recent interview, the additional director of the show Snehil Dixit Mehra admitted that trolling the Malaal actress was excessive after a point.

Snehil Dixit Mehra on viewers trolling Sharmin Segal for Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar

Talking to Hindustan Times, Snehil Dixit Mehra revealed that fans can critique someone’s work and that is acceptable. However, she said that attacking someone personally is not acceptable. The additional director further added that everyone on the set gave their 100% including Sharmin Segal. Mehra said that Segal fulfilled the vision Sanjay Leela Bhansali had for her and also felt unfortunate that viewers could not relate to it.

Snehil also added that there is a certain section of people who loved Sharmin for not going overboard and also admired her voice. “It’s just the negativity gets highlighted more.”

Sharmin Segal on playing Alamzeb

In an exclusive interview with Pinkvilla, Sharmin Segal stated that at the end of the day every audience member according to her is entitled to their opinion. She further added, “Every creative person creates for an audience. They are a very important part in a creator’s journey, in a creator’s life because they also help you grow.”


Sharmin claimed, “With negativity comes positivity. You have to take it all in, figure it out accordingly, and what resonates with you and what doesn’t resonate with you.”

Heeramandi 2 announcement

Recently, the makers of Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar took to social media to share a unique video, and with that, they announced that the show is renewed for season 2. Although it is not clear who will be a part of the show, we bet fans cannot wait for the second season.

ALSO READ: EXCLUSIVE: Sharmin Segal on fans disliking her performance in Heeramandi: ‘I played Alamzeb the way SLB interpreted’

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