Renowned director Sanjay Leela Bhansali is soon going to start working on his next film titled Heera Mandi. According to a source, “The film is still in the final stages of the writing process. For now, it’s being called Heera Mandi.”
Heera Mandi revolves around the story of prostitutes in the prostitution hub. There were strong rumours that Heera Mandi was supposed to feature a stellar cast including Madhuri Dixit, Rani Mukherjee and Sonam Kapoor.
In a statement to DNA, Bhansali denied the claims of the movie going on the floor in 2008. He said, “There are no chances of starting Heera Mandi soon. In fact, it might take two to three years to start the project if I want to start it at all. The script of the film is not ready yet.” It was also stated that the movie will feature Pakistani actor Imran Abbas, over this Sanjay said, “These are all rumours. He is definitely not in the film. This news is completely false. I would rather cast an Indian actor for the role.”
Heera Mandi incidentally is a renowned red light area in the Walled City of Lahore. It had spawned the courtesan culture during the Mughal Era but is now the hub of prostitution.
Well, with the revival of Heera Mandi it’ll be exciting to see whom would Sanjay rope in for the movie.