Sonakshi Sinha, Aditi Rao Hydari, Manisha Koirala, Richa Chadha, Sharmin Segal & Sanjeeda Shaikh are all set to headline Sanjay Leela Bhansali's much-anticipated Netflix show Heeramandi. The first official promo introducing the six actresses was released by Netflix this morning.
Sharing the first promo, Netflix India wrote on Instagram, "Another time, another era, another magical world created by Sanjay Leela Bhansali we can’t wait to be a part of. Here is a glimpse into the beautiful and intriguing world of #Heeramandi Coming soon!" The promo begins with Manisha's close-up shot and then moves to Aditi, Sharmin, Richa and Sanjeeda. It ends with a beautiful shot of Sonakshi. All six actresses look royal and regal in the promo. Well, looks like we are in for an interesting ride with Heeramandi.
Auteur director Sanjay Leela Bhansali said, “Creative freedom and experimenting with new concepts are crucial to make lasting, memorable stories that transport audiences to new worlds. Netflix has been at the forefront of partnering with storytellers in creating breakthrough, iconic stories that have stood the test of time.”
The series explores the cultural reality of Heeramandi, a dazzling district, through the stories of courtesans and their patrons set against the tumultuous backdrop of the Indian freedom struggle of the 1940s. A mix of love, betrayal, succession, and politics in the kothas (house of courtesans), Heeramandi promises Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s signature style of larger-than-life stories, intricate and soulful characters, and rippling dynamics of a world rife with conflict during a defining time period for India. Like all of the auteur’s creations, Heeramandi will have unique compositions and music that linger with the audience, just like his stories.