'Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar' trailer launch was a star-studded affair, details inside


The story of the courtesans of Heera Mandi captivated the filmmaker for 14 years. Starring Manisha Koirala, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditi Rao Hydari, Richa Chadha, Sanjeeda Sheikh and Sharmin Sehgal, it is the story of six feisty courtesans, called Queens of Heera Mandi, as they navigate love, heartbreak, betrayal and quicksand. from Partition and the freedom movement.

Manisha Koirala plays Mallikajaan, revered as Hazoor, a scheming woman who rules Heera Mandi with an iron fist. The actor reunites with Sanjay Leela Bhansali after 28 years, since his directorial debut Khamoshi.

“I waited 28 years for Sanjay to call me. It was a pleasure back then and it is an honor to work with that genius. just work with it. “This show has been made with a lot of love and a lot of work.”

Sonakshi Sinha plays Fareedan, a woman who confronts Mallikjaan and seeks to take back what is hers.

The actress said she was grateful that Sanjay Bhansali offered her a role in Heera Mandi. “Nothing can surpass the role he has given me. No one ever visualized me playing the character he gave me to play and the way he presented me too has never happened before.”

Aditi Rao Hydari, who plays Bibbo, a delicate woman with infinite strength when it comes to a cause she believes in, confessed that this was the first time the cast had also seen the trailer.

“My character is vulnerable, she is romantic at heart but also brave under fire. Sanjay wanted me to play Bibbo and it's amazing to have a director who pushes you out of your comfort zone.”

Actor Fardeen Khan returns to screens after 14 years as Nawab Wali, Bibbo's patron. The actor, overwhelmed by the response to his return, said: “I would like to learn a few things about love from my character, who has a charm and a sensitivity.”

The show also stars father-son duo Shekhar Suman and Adhyan Suman in pivotal roles.

Heera Mandi will release on May 1 on Netflix.