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Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Heeramandi’ to roll in March?

With Covid 19 surging in India due to Omicron, many projects have had to be postponed and deferred until things have calmed. As such, BizAsia has learnt that ‘Heermandi’, which will mark Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s debut in the web arena is apparently going to go on the floors in March, deferred from February.

It’s thought that a set would be built in FilmCity for the project, which is reportedly due to star the like of Sonakshi Sinha, Diana Penty and Manisha Koirala. A source is quoted by Pinkvilla, “The story that spans three generations is set in a district in Lahore of pre-Independence India. Over the past 15 days, the production design team has been supervising as the workers are recreating Lahore of the bygone era, building alleys and bazaars of the city. Given the nature of the show, it demands a large crew. Bhansali sir will lead a cast and crew of about 300”.

No doubt this is an exciting development if true and hopefully things will be safer in a couple of months for the shoot to go ahead.