The latest “sensational story” to be doing the rounds is that Sanjay Leela Bhansali has signed Kartik Aaryan for his webseries Heera Mandi.
Dismissing the reports as mere conjecture, a source close to the project informs me, “No male actor has been cast in Heera Mandi as yet. The plot of Heera Mandi revolves around a gallery of interesting women from different generations in a brothel. It is important for Sanjay Bhansali to find the right faces for every female protagonist in Heera Mandi.”
Names like Rekha, Shabana Azmi, Tabu, Tanvi Azmi and Huma Qureshi are being considered for Heera Mandi.
As for the men, they will just have to wait. As per an earlier report Sanjay Leela Bhansali is himself casting for this ambitious project based on Lahore's (in)famous Heera Mandi. He has big plans for the movie and wants no compromises. It was also reported that Bhansali would be collaborating with Ismail Darbar for the music of the film. The two had last worked together in Devdas. If they do end up collaborating, they will be doing so after 19 long years.
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